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Re: Re: I think Casey West is right

by shotgunefx (Parson)
on Jun 15, 2001 at 01:24 UTC ( #88632=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: I think Casey West is right
in thread I think Casey West is right

As far as doing someone else's job, we couldn't be more in agreement. I like helping people. I remember years ago when I was trying to write game software and I stumbled upon a BBS that John Carmack and Michael Abrash of DOOM/Quake fame frequented. John actually shared and posted his beta source code for the then in development game "DOOM". It was like Christmas. I think of Perlmonks in the same way only now I feel I am (hopefully) contributing something useful back.

That said, I HATE when someone doesn't make any effort at all and posts something like "I need a script that emails me a form and a database..". At least make an effort, but as far as the website testing software node, I didn't see it as doing someone's homework. While vaguq, it sounded to me like someone wanting to get information about an interesting topic (to me anyway) that is not something you can't easily find in a book or other resource.. While not truly a Perl question, it's certainly relavant to many monks here. Perl is the "Duct tape" of the Internet after all. Frankly, I was really suprised it was reaped.


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[ELISHEVA]: The documentation says the flag should be f_encoding , not "_encoding"
[ELISHEVA]: Beat me to it!
[erix]: ( but you know how to perldoc DBI::CSV, right? )
[ELISHEVA]: yes - I set "f_encoding"
[erix]: still doesn't work?
[afoken]: sorry, forget File::BOM. I did not see DBD.
[ELISHEVA]: perldoc - of course
[erix]: hm, where's tux when you need him?
[ELISHEVA]: what's curiouser is that the underlying Text::CSV_XS appears to be BOM-friendly
[afoken]: DBD::CSV has a csv_class attribute. You could subclass Text::CSV_XS to handle BOMs, e.g. through File::BOM.

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