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Re: Programmers are weird

by Steve_p (Priest)
on Aug 30, 2005 at 16:05 UTC ( #487820=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Programmers are weird

We often operate like the machines we use... Ask a busy programmer a question and it can be minutes before the programmer context switches and replies to the question.

Frequently heard in my house...

wifey: Honey? Can you help me with something?

Steve_p: Yeah...just a minute

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Re^2: Programmers are weird
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Aug 30, 2005 at 16:08 UTC

    In mine its more like:

    gf: Honey would you like a beer?
    (time passes)
    demerphq: ummmm
    (time passes, foot tapping and typing is heard)
    demerphq: Oh!, Right. Beer? Beer! Yes please....
    gf: Its right next you you dumb ape....


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[haukex]: But that module I just linked to assumes that most verbatim blocks are runnable code, I have other modules where that's not the case, so there I just copy-and-paste the synopsis into the author tests...
[haukex]: not the most efficient, but then again, I don't have that many modules on CPAN :-)
[Corion]: haukex: Yes, but if it's only supposed to run on my machine, I can be far more liberal with how I extract the code etc.
[Corion]: haukex: Yes - I see the benefit of using Dist::Zilla for people with 150+ modules on CPAN, but I don't see it for myself, and I'm always put off from contributing to such modules because they require a lot of toolchain setup that I don't want to ...
[Corion]: ... spend time on if I only want to provide a short patch
[haukex]: Corion: Yes exactly, in the author tests I don't worry about portability as much, I also don't list the author tests' dependencies in Makefile.PL
[haukex]: I figure someone who wants to contribute will know how to install the missing modules ;-) Not the nicest way to go but I don't think many people are using my modules yet

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