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Re: Why do nodes with minimal value get upvoted most?

by helgi (Hermit)
on Dec 24, 2004 at 09:28 UTC ( #417288=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why do nodes with minimal value get upvoted most?

Because the most important thing to learn about Perl (and any other programming language (or anything else for that matter) is how to find out for yourself.

Learning to fish, in other words.

The single most important thing I learned about Perl was how to use perldoc properly. I don't think I have needed to ask a technical question since. Not many anyway.


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Re^2: Why do nodes with minimal value get upvoted most?
by apotheon (Deacon) on Dec 25, 2004 at 09:09 UTC

    I got the impression that the OP referred to linking to useful information that already exists as a good thing, and reposting "common knowledge" when a link to the appropriate place or information on how to find it was more appropriate. In other words, the OP seems to suggest that teaching people to fish is good, and regurgitating data better linked-to or pointed-at is bad.

    To put it elsewise, I think you misunderstood the OP entirely. You're answering something like "Why do people who just cut-and-paste some vaguely unuseful information based on keyword-matching get more upvotes than attempts to 'teach a man to fish' do?" with something like "Because you should teach people to fish." Huh? He basically suggested that very thing, and asked why more points go to those who don't take that attitude.

    Granted, I think he probably could have phrased things slightly better, but not everyone in the world is as eloquent as I. Heh.

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
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[Eily]: you mean a dll where the SW was written in perl? That sounds unlikely
[muthusathish]: please help me regarding this
[hippo]: Easier just to go and look at the source, no?
[Eily]: mostly because perl isn't compiled in the usual sense of the meaning, you can't execute the opcodes directly, you need the perl engine
[muthusathish]: i dont have the environment too, but i need to get the logics so that i can re-wite
[Eily]: what makes you think your dll is "perl based" ?
[muthusathish]: i dont have source code too
[muthusathish]: it is used in VB 6 appln, while debugging is getting error
[hippo]: Somebody has. Ask the author.
[Eily]: muthusathish ok, the fact that you can't tell what perl has to do with it proves it: this is not perl

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