Either information is hoarded out of greed, or the
ease by which information is obtained is disdained out of
Bogus. (Excluded middle, if you want the technical
term.) There are plenty of other reasons for withholding
information. In this case, they're pedagogical. Someone
who copies their assignments word-for-word off the net
won't learn as quickly or as well as someone who thinks for
themselves. So the objective of not doing trolls' homework
for them isn't to establish an elite of Perl gurus, but to
encourage people to learn Perl, learn Perl well, and
hopefully become valued contributors to the community. Look
up "enlightened self-interest" for more details.
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