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Re^2: Breaking The Rules

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on May 30, 2006 at 19:19 UTC ( #552600=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Breaking The Rules
in thread Breaking The Rules

mikasue,
Thanks for writing this. I feel I have permission to use Perl anyway I see fit now :-)

Either I have failed to properly express my intent of this meditation or you have failed to grasp the spirit of it. This isn't a license to ignore what you don't like and do what you want. Let me enumerate the main themes again.

  • 1. First understand why the rule, the exceptions, and the advice exist
  • 2. Review that in context with your problem specific objective
  • 3. Using prudence, explore all the things that could go wrong from continuing to pursue this approach
  • 4. Safe guard yourself against all those known pitfalls
  • 5. Use common sense and learn from your mistakes
  • 6. Remember that your actions may impact more than yourself

Cheers - L~R


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Re^3: Breaking The Rules
by mikasue (Friar) on May 30, 2006 at 19:25 UTC
    I will definately follow these 6 rules :-) I want to learn Perl the right way. But I don't want my mistakes to hender me from learning it. This meditation says to me it's ok if you break the rules as long as you learn why. Have I got it now?

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