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Re: Favorite Weapons

by arhuman (Vicar)
on May 31, 2002 at 13:49 UTC ( #170705=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite Weapons

It's interesting to note that whereas Musashi has tried to learn different weapons (staff, hallebard...) it was mainly to integrate their techics in his (double) sword(s) mastery.
The moral is FOR ME :
  • Learn different technics to enhance your ability, don't hesitate to adapt them
    to your favourite way of acting...
    As a programmer I take idioms/techniques from other language
    (self-modifying code, closure, mixins...) and use them with my favourite language.

  • If you have no other choice you'd better stick to the weapon you know better
    (especially if you're more efficient with it than with the "said" adequate one...)
    Don't get me wrong you SHOULD learn to use the adequate tool WHENEVER POSSIBLE...

"Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)

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Re^2: Favorite Weapons
by petemar1 (Pilgrim) on Mar 16, 2006 at 08:12 UTC

    "...However, most 侍 did not use their sword as a primary weapon; they used a bow first, a spear next, and only then the sword. Drawing the sword was like letting the soul blaze free when down to the last straw. To have fought until nothing but a surrender is possible was described as 「剣折れ、矢も尽き」 (lit. 'with swords broken and without an arrow'), used as a proverb."

    —Wikipedia.org

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