|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Why I keep coming backby Rex(Wrecks) (Curate)
|on Apr 12, 2004 at 22:16 UTC||Need Help??|
So I have been out of the Perl Monks loop for a while, I login to lurk a bit, but nothing else really. This is mostly due to the fact that I have not been coding as much as of late, in Perl, or any other language for that matter.
So when it came time for me to write a small tool using LWP, with SSL, and cookies, and all the stuff associated with it, I started to RTFM. I had never really used LWP much, nor any of the HTML parsing modules, and when I ran into gotchas...well I came straight here, did a couple super searches, grabbed a couple of the tutorials, and spammed a quick question to chatterbox when the first 2 failed on one specific topic.
Well even the chatterbox question didn't give me the answer, but it DID push me towards the right answer. End result: 20 minutes later after coding, testing, etc, I had a working prototype, and most important, the stumbling blocks were removed.
The real point of this rambling (hardly worthy of the term Meditation) is recognition and appreciation of all those who give of their free time to maintain, improve, and support this plethora of information and meeting place, as well as those dedicated Monks who spend thier free time helping and answering questions, even if it is just a "Well, you might want to check here...they might have something" that pushes you towards your goal (in fact that is preferable to me as I actually learn more resources, and many times just learn more by having to figure it out myself).
So Thank You! to all of you who make this community what it is, and for tolerating and helping those of us who lurk and just drop back every once in a while for some help.
Update: See, even on this node Jenda pointed out a spelling mistake for my ESL self :) Fixed.
"Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!