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Re(2): Beware the Trolls!

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Jan 04, 2002 at 23:15 UTC ( #136348=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Beware the Trolls!
in thread Beware the Trolls!

Either information is hoarded out of greed, or the ease by which information is obtained is disdained out of jealously.

Bogus. (Excluded middle, if you want the technical term.) There are plenty of other reasons for withholding information. In this case, they're pedagogical. Someone who copies their assignments word-for-word off the net won't learn as quickly or as well as someone who thinks for themselves. So the objective of not doing trolls' homework for them isn't to establish an elite of Perl gurus, but to encourage people to learn Perl, learn Perl well, and hopefully become valued contributors to the community. Look up "enlightened self-interest" for more details.

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