in reply to
Re: Re: The Case for Learning Perl
in thread The Case for Learning Perl
First, Perl is not an easy language. Perl was not the
first language i learned, nor the
third, or even the
fourth. Some people are
simply not ready for Perl, and i for
one would never put someone on a motorcycle before they
first learned how to ride a bicycle very well.
You raise some very good points, and i do appreciate
reading such arguments to remind me of why i am here, but
not everyone that comes asking for help should be using
this language right now. It's dangerous without
proper wisdom, and sometimes you have to say "don't touch
that - you will get burned" in a rather scolding tone.
As for those with initiative to learn, they will
stick around without anyone having to extend them an
invitation because they will see the benefit of staying.
I am not saying that we should not extend invitations, i am
simply saying that those who really want to learn realize
that it is up to themselves to put forth the effort,
Good root post, by the way.
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)