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in reply to Trudging along the learning perl path.

Respected monks,

I am at an absolute loss of words to express my gratitude towards your amazing responses. Its as if the monks consider answering with such knowledge, clarity,earnestness their moral duty.

I posted the question late in the night yesterday and based on what I had heard, was half expecting either ignorance or rebuttal with perhaps a few enlightening replies , but to my utter dismay, I get such amazing responses. Not a single reply with even a shred of negativity, nor any with a holier than though attitude. You guys make folks like me love Perl even more.

I had heard from a friend that one is more likely to get RTFM'd here or highly likely to receive a cold shoulder. But now I understand how totally incorrect his statements were. He had almost warned me to "tread carefully" here based on his experience. I'm going to mail him the link to this node. Thanks once again for your encouraging and knowledgeable answers. I hope this node stays here as a reminder for those who might have preconceived notions about this place.

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Re^2: Trudging along the learning perl path.
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Apr 16, 2017 at 20:05 UTC

    Your friend may have a point though. You should know that your original post was exactly what works here. You were polite, communicated well, showed code, and presented an interesting, if common, problem. Some seekers never do that, even after years of posting here.

    You got good replies because you made a good post. Some monks are crabbier than others and everyone can have a bad day. Questions are sometimes answered with RTFM but usually only when the OP hit some kind of sour note or rubbed someone the wrong way.

    Be prepared for a little friction while trusting the soul of the monastery.

      very well said YourMother!

      this come from a general principle: is the question to be important.

      When you ask the wrong question to the oracle you get not usable garbage: a good question can profit even from a concise or somehow obscure answer.

      Even agent Spooner know this since years..



      L*

      There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
      Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re^2: Trudging along the learning perl path.
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Apr 16, 2017 at 19:49 UTC

    If so definetively choose your monkname and signin!

    It can happen to find someone upset, but we are all human being after all; generally monks are polites and want to help: see Spirit of the Monastery



    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.