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Re: Re: Re: On Two Years of Silence...

by awkmonk (Monk)
on Apr 01, 2003 at 08:55 UTC ( #247183=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: On Two Years of Silence...
in thread On Two Years of Silence...

Ah tunaboy,

Good to have you on board.

I would suggest that you've fallen into the 'fear of posting' trap (I know this because I do it as well). We assume that the question is posted with all the relevant facts, and that the answer will be used exactly as posted. However, the post should be an example of the problem, and any reply should be treated as an example. Never forget - TMTOWTDI. Which way you choose (and any bugs included therein) is purely down to your choice and how you plan to fit it into your existing code.

A suitable answer may indeed be to look at this module or check out that link. We all have those 'I know I'm being dopey, but I just can't see this' times, people who answer RTFM or shoot you down obviously don't have the depth of experience (or maturity) to do the honourable thing and say 'err - you do realise that your not setting that ?'. Often it's all that's required.

Post away and be dammned!.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: On Two Years of Silence...
by tunaboy (Curate) on Apr 01, 2003 at 16:54 UTC

    Thanks for the reply. I had indeed fallen into the 'fear of posting' trap as you say. The quote from Voltaire in one of my previous replies sums up why I feared to post:

    The best is the enemy of the good.

    I wanted to have the 'best' response and since I did not I refrained from posting what might have been a good response. But the thing about Perl is, and this is what many of us here love about Perl I think, there is rarely one single 'best' solution (as you say - TMTOWTDI).

    This is something I deal with in my code as well, worrying too much about making something 'perfect' when my time would be better spent on other things.


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