Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
"be consistent"
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Seems like a great reason to use the instant-messenger app of your choice (while simultaneously talking on the phone). Instead of reading aloud a couple of lines of code, the customer could paste in the relevant line or two so you could see it for yourself and meditate for a moment. Then you could respond with commands, code patches, or whatever without concern they'd get mangled in the translation. You could converse as this is happening: OK, can you paste in the error message? OK, what's on line 45? Can you try this input sequence? Blah blah blah...

Of course, from the way you describe the folks controlling things on the other end of the line, it sounds like they might not be amenable to something as <ahem> sophisticated as IMing... it sounds like a pretty bad situation all around, and I sympathize ;-)


In reply to Re: Debugging Perl over the phone by seattlejohn
in thread Debugging Perl over the phone by thelenm

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • 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:
    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
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others musing on the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2014-08-23 02:21 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The best computer themed movie is:











      Results (171 votes), past polls