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Re^3: Finding longest palindrome from a string

by BUU (Prior)
on Aug 13, 2004 at 20:57 UTC ( #382839=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to •Re^2: Finding longest palindrome from a string
in thread Finding longest palindrome from a string

Let me repeat myself in large letters merlyn.

I HAD NO INTENTIONS OF EVER STEALING PEOPLES CODE TO GET A JOB

. Do you get it now? I DO NOT WANT TO CHEAT TO GET THE JOB. I just *assumed* other people would enjoy solving this problem, since I enjoyed writing the code.

Shame on you merlyn, for the same reasons as limbic~region. You have *no* evidence that I have ever cheated to get a job (because I never have or will). All you have is some unfounded slander from limbic~region saying that "I want to cheat" or some such, and you launch off to critically castigate me, not only here, but posted to use.perl.org, a much more public site, WITHOUT EVEN CONSIDERING THAT THERE BE MORE TO THE ISSUE. Now I have large amounts of slander over something I HAVE NEVER DONE, WILL NEVER DO, AND HAD NO INTENTION OF DOING, and some people will probably never believe it, all because of some baseless slander.


Comment on Re^3: Finding longest palindrome from a string
•Re^4: Finding longest palindrome from a string
by merlyn (Sage) on Aug 13, 2004 at 21:05 UTC
    First, it's libel, not slander. Libel is printed, slander is spoken.

    Second, I never said you cheated to get a job. Only that this might be an indication that you are. In absence of further evidence, it still remains a possible explanation of the visible facts.

    Third, I will now need to take you on your word that you didn't not intend to cheat, even though this is inconsistent (in my mind) with the rest of your actions around this issue. I understand what you are saying, but it still smells.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.


    update: OK, having read L-R's description, I'm more convinced you just lied to me in attempting to defend yourself. Admittedly, it's hearsay, but I'm now saying it smells even worse.
      Excuse my misuse of the term "slander". I shall now use "libel" when ever I refer to it in the printed press.

      update: OK, having read L-R's description, I'm more convinced you just lied to me in attempting to defend yourself. Admittedly, it's heresay, but I'm now saying it smells even worse.
      What, pray tell, exactly did I lie about? My intentions? My intentions were exactly as stated.

      Posting the question on PerlMonks doesn't seem like a particularly subtle way to cheat yourself into a job, especially when you have already mentioned in another context where monks hang out that the challenge was taken from a job listing.

      I have no more evidence to go by than you, but I find it hard to believe that BUU would be so delusional as to think this would go unnoticed.

      I do agree, of course, that his failure to mention his source is inexcusable.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

Re^4: Finding longest palindrome from a string
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 14, 2004 at 04:02 UTC
    I wouldn't sweat merlyn's moral outrage too much, considering the source.
      Since my criminal conviction is well known within the Perl community (and in fact, I try to bring it up wherever I can as an example of what not to do), you add nothing to the discussion (even cowardly as you did).

      However, I believe my experiences make me appropriately sensitive to the issue at hand here. My conviction resulted from a mistaken (lack of) communication about purpose and context. And here, we have an example of BUU, not completely disclosing purpose and context, and therefore being misinterpreted. Thus, this is an issue that I'm qualified on which to speak.

      The lesson, both here and in my case, is be very willing (and quick) to establish the context, because presumptions can work against you.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
      Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

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