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Re^4: EU::MM, StrawberryPerl, Gnu make ...

by Intrepid (Deacon)
on Oct 27, 2008 at 21:44 UTC ( #719840=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: EU::MM, StrawberryPerl, Gnu make ...
in thread EU::MM, StrawberryPerl, Gnu make ...

jeffa wrote in followup 719823:

Why don't you just join the Strawberry Perl project?

That's a reasonable question. Of course the answer is that I prefer to reinvent all possible wheels!

Seriously, the answer is that I gave contributing to it a "test attempt" at one point not that long ago. I found that the part of Adam Kennedy's brain that takes care of the functions of listening to others with more than 1/4 of his "attention and expected intellectual processing capacity", is broken or absent. AdamK also otherwise sets an example of being a complete wanker as an IRC/Internet personality, too. That kind of negative example is part of the problem in the larger Perl culture/community, and I don't want to have any greater a part in that negativity than I have to. If I can, I want to contribute solutions – or at least viable alternatives – from here on out.

So the short answer was "I'm not going to 'join' Strawberry because of interpersonal conflict with the project lead", which, given some of your own past (very public) assessments of Intrepid, jeffa, you won't perhaps be particularly surprised to hear ;-/.


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Re^5: EU::MM, StrawberryPerl, Gnu make ...
by jeffa (Bishop) on Oct 27, 2008 at 22:24 UTC

    So when this all gets sorted out -- do you plan on releasing your own binary Perl for the rest of us to us on Windows OS's? Or is this strictly for your use only?

    Because if I had to guess, I would say that no, no you don't plan on others using this. See ... people like AdamK make things for others such as yourself to use, for free. I can't think of anything more negative than using a forum like Perlmonks to bash an open source project. I mean, that sounds like something that someone who wants open source projects to actually fail would want to do, no?

    And to answer your question -- yes, I am always surprised to hear your opinions, Interpid. They truly go against everything i was taught about just being nice to people -- not that I am, but i think i am more surprised that you seem surprised when people don't agree with you. I liken it to walking onto a train track and being surprised when the train doesn't stop for you.


    (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

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[shmem]: straight list or named parameters - that depends on whether (and how many) optional arguments you have
[Discipulus]: if so a plain list is ok, imho
[Lady_Aleena]: shmem, I already have the plugin installed, just not active.
[shmem]: if you have 1 optional argument, place that at the end of the list. If you have more, go for named parameters.
[Lady_Aleena]: 1 manditory, 2 optional.
[Discipulus]: my ($need,$opta,$optb ) = @_; .. if $opta..
[shmem]: all else leads to trouble, even if the third argument depends on the existence of the second. That may become brittle.
[Discipulus]: but if have case like subname(15,undef,3 ) maybe bettere named parameters
[Lady_Aleena]: I don't want to have to do: alpha_menu($hash, undef, $type);
[Lady_Aleena]: Or what Discipulus said.

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