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Re: Please help, (perl hash)

by thezip (Vicar)
on May 16, 2011 at 18:32 UTC ( #905134=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Please help, (perl hash)

My apologies to those who have taken the time to provide their otherwise excellent answers.

But really, since when have we resorted to completely answering somebody's obvious homework questions? In the past, we've requested that a user show a modicum of effort before we spill out the answer on the table. I didn't see that happen this time.

Has our philosophy of "show your work first" changed?


What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens


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Re^2: Please help, (perl hash)
by Anonymous Monk on May 16, 2011 at 19:27 UTC
    FWIW, there are always those who want/need/do show off how smart they are -- if it answers a homework question, so be it -- here's hoping the teacher knows how to google :)
      > here's hoping the teacher knows how to google :)

      well ... I wouldn't be surprised if many of the usual suspects are teachers themselves.

      FWIW: I try to avoid reading threads entitled with "help", "please" and "urgent" (it's a good strategy for mental hygiene). But I don't care if others do...

      Cheers Rolf

Re^2: Please help, (perl hash)
by marinersk (Chaplain) on May 16, 2011 at 21:34 UTC

    The simple answer is: I answer how I am moved to answer.

    In this case, I don't think the homework question was completely answered, though several working examples of partial answers were provided.

    A mild irony is that after I posted mine (which was really only a summary of other peoples bits and pieces), I looked over the thread and only then realized that the OP hadn't actually posted any code. An odd moment, since I'm usually pretty quick with the "Show me what you've tried" angle.

    Nice Hitchens quote, by the way.

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