OK! You've heard from the masters, please listen to the pleas of a novice.
Please don't write my code. Help me with the problems that I'm asking about with an explanation. If the problem is a bit complex, perhaps you could show me an example or give me a link. I'll only learn if I do it myself.
As a novice, I realize that I may be doing something else terribly wrong besides the problem I'm asking about. If I do this, please tell me what those mistakes are and give me some pointers to help me correct them. RTFM is a perfectly acceptable thing to be told, *if* you can point me to the relevant docs.
Don't write my code, but don't stop teaching me either.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||