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Re: brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem

by greenFox (Vicar)
on Jul 21, 2004 at 04:27 UTC ( #376154=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem

Great node ++. Some oft-repeated advice but it is great to have it all in one place, I can see this being a much linked to node and worthy of promotion to tutorials (it is currently under consideration for readmore tags).

On the topic of references I don't have The Perl Pocket Reference but I do have Perl in A Nutshell which lives permanently on my desk, I have long since given up trying to put it back on the shelf for exactly the reasons you describe.

You might be emotionally attached to a certain part of the code, so you do not change it.

A lot of writers fall into this same trap of emotional attachment "but I like this sentence/passage" and because they like it they can't see that it detracts from the piece of writing. The golden rule of editing is "be bloody ruthless", it seems like good advice for coding as well.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

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[Corion]: Maybe the solution would be a tablet (with pens), like the Wacom tablets, but you still need good software and need to know how to operate it well in an interactive setting ;)
[ambrus]: Corion: the solution depends on who for. Some non-math presentations need to show lots of graphics or photos, with fine details and color. For those, blackboard or overhead transparencies aren't so good (yes, you can print on transparencies, but there's s
[ambrus]: ome quality limits), but film projection or computer projector is fine.
[ambrus]: A minority of math presenters are traditional and don't want to operate a computer. For them, handwritten overhead transparencies and blackboard are fine.
[Corion]: BTW, has anybody seen the Microsoft Surface Studio thing live?
[ambrus]: Some will operate a computer, but want to operate crazy unusable android-like GUIs. For those, printed overhead transparencies or simple slide editors and maybe even tablets are fine.

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