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Re: How has Perl helped you?

by naChoZ (Curate)
on May 14, 2005 at 00:53 UTC ( #456954=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How has Perl helped you?

All of the above for me, also. Learning what development actually is. Design. Data structures. Efficiency. Even a sense of... well... responsibility. Whether that applies to owning a tough problem or simply taking care not to create a new one.

Perl is also good for learning how to think past your own ego. Not that I'm a terribly egotistical person, but sometimes you just think something should be done a certain way and that way stinks. You just need to be able to face the fact that you're wrong, get over it. Related to that, making progress in Perl requires you to be able to keep your mind open. And minds *are* like parachutes...

Also, starting this year, Perl is officially my income, so that's definitely a big change for me.


Where in the nursery rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg?

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Re^2: How has Perl helped you?
by converter (Priest) on May 14, 2005 at 18:42 UTC
    Minds are like parachutes. They function best when they open at the right altitude.

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[shmem]: Discipulus: dunno, but we do all the time ^^
[choroba]: Discipulus I was taught so by a Londoner
[shmem]: Corion: very clear case of missing sequence number
[Corion]: shmem: Yeah. I guess they have a sequence number but distribute the events across threads or machines or whatever.
[karlgoethebier]: choroba: another chapter of "Learning English At The Monastry"?
[shmem]: Corion, well then... next issue, sequence number not a shared resource :P
[Discipulus]: shmem i'm searching it.. but failing i was sure was in Re: Let's Make PerlMonks Great Again! -- suggestions and dreams
erix recommends Vanished Kingdoms
[Corion]: shmem: Yeah, something like that. Not that that would be a solved issue. Simply process all events that come in from a single interface sequentially. Ah well.
[Discipulus]: their

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