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Re^4: Finding longest palindrome from a string

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 14, 2004 at 04:02 UTC ( #382894=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Finding longest palindrome from a string
in thread Finding longest palindrome from a string

I wouldn't sweat merlyn's moral outrage too much, considering the source.


Comment on Re^4: Finding longest palindrome from a string
•Re^5: Finding longest palindrome from a string
by merlyn (Sage) on Aug 14, 2004 at 14:38 UTC
    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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