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Re: MOPT-03 - identification, part 1

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 29, 2002 at 09:16 UTC ( #222892=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to MOPT-03 - identification, part 1

I didn't read this all, it's too long, me and 95% of my generation have ADD.

I'm just wondering - does this belong on a Perl site? Is Perlmonks turning into long-summaries-of-basic-programming-theory monks?


Comment on Re: MOPT-03 - identification, part 1
Re^2: MOPT-03 - identification, part 1
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Dec 29, 2002 at 10:10 UTC
    'm just wondering - does this belong on a Perl site? Is Perlmonks turning into long-summaries-of-basic-programming-theory monks?

    If it were just talking about programming theory in the abstract I might agree, but perl was used to illustrate specific examples - so I say it belongs here.

    The theory may not interest you, but it does interest me (and judging by the node rep quite a few others too). I'm finding it an interesting refresher on stuff I learned many years ago when I was at university - and doing it in the context of perl is an interesting twist.

Re2: MOPT-03 - identification, part 1
by mstone (Deacon) on Dec 30, 2002 at 00:21 UTC
    • I didn't read this all, it's too long, me and 95% of my generation have ADD.

    So do I. And trust me.. trying to write the bloody thing was like.. like..

    .. like trying to write a complex piece of code.

    ADD carries with it a capacity for hyperfocus.. the ability to keep plugging away, one piece at a time, for periods that regular mortals find appalling. It's what causes those 18-hour "just one more level" gaming sieges, and good programmers know how to use it to their advantage.

    If you're not interested in the material, that's cool. Please don't elevate disinterest to the level of neurological function, though. If ADD made it impossible to focus on one thing for any length of time, a programmer with ADD would be like a surgeon with cerebral palsy.

    • I'm just wondering - does this belong on a Perl site? Is Perlmonks turning into long-summaries-of-basic-programming-theory monks?

    Actually, this material is being written on request from other brethren. Like I say, if you don't like it, that's cool. There's no shortage of nodes here in the monastery, and I'm sure you'll find some you enjoy. We do seem to have a lot of self-taught monks romping around, though, and many have lodged petitions on the general theme of "I wish I knew more theory" at one time or another.

    These nodes are for them. And they, in turn, generously indulge an old man's penchant for rambling on (*cough*, *wheeze*, *dribble*, etc). ;-)

      Sorry, didn't mean to imply it wasn't interesting or of value. I was just trying to gauge the popular limit of post variety. Could have done it by rep I suppose, but I'm just an anonymous monk and can't see the rep.

Re: Re: MOPT-03 - identification, part 1
by TStanley (Canon) on Dec 30, 2002 at 00:28 UTC
    While I deal mostly with system administration in my normal day to day job, I am trying to learn more about programming itself, learning the theory and abstraction under the hood (so to speak). mstone's meditations have been very enlightening for me, and when I get to the points that I don't quite understand, I can always look them up

    TStanley
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    It is God's job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange the meeting -- General Norman Schwartzkopf

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