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poll ideas quest 2021

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First, read How do I create a Poll?. Then suggest your poll here. Complete ideas are more likely to be used.

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Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by thomas895 (Deacon) on Feb 18, 2021 at 03:04 UTC

    Am I really the first this year? Ok then, here goes:

    My favorite kind of desktop background/wallpaper is:

    • A photo of people (family, friends, myself, ...)
    • A photo of my pet(s)
    • A photo of something man-made (cars, machines, etc.)
    • A photo of nature, space, or something else not man-made
    • An abstract pattern
    • Artwork, digital or photographed
    • A solid color
    • Whatever my desktop environment has set for me by default
    • I haven't seen my background in weeks, too many windows covering it!

    And if you have one you really like, feel free to share in the comments!

    "Excuse me for butting in, but I'm interrupt-driven..."

      Not that I use it, but I miss a gallery option: something where the background changes every X period.

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        I thought about that, but since only a single choice is possible, better to just restrict to one (pick your favorite ;-).

        At least on my PC, the rotating gallery is all of the same type of picture

        "Excuse me for butting in, but I'm interrupt-driven..."
Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Archbishop) on Jun 07, 2021 at 09:16 UTC

    My primary motivation for participating at Perl Monks is:

    • Anticipated reciprocity - I'm motivated to contribute valuable information in the expectation that I'll receive useful help and information in return.
    • Recognition - I want to receive recognition for my contributions, aka Egoboo, and so become an Internet celebrity (like the LanX :).
    • Sense of efficacy - I contribute valuable information because this results in a sense of efficacy, that is, a sense that I'm capable of achieving my desired outcome.
    • Sense of community - I am a social being, motivated by receiving direct responses to my contributions.
    • Self-discovery - I want to develop new perspectives on myself.
    • Personal influence - I want to become more powerful by influencing others, and so become a member of a perceived global upper-class.
    • Enjoyment - It entertains and amuses me to play with and interact with other monks.

    See also these two previous polls:

      May this falls into what 1nickt proposed, but I joined PM (and am still here mainly because of that) to find out what problems people have with my modules and address them accordingly and give feedback here. I think, next to being a plain help-forum, PM is a great way to exchange ideas and feedback on existing modules and module-ideas.

      The chat is nice as a semi-social non-archived channel of communicating with like-minded people.

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        I think, next to being a plain help-forum, PM is a great way to exchange ideas and feedback on existing modules and module-ideas
        True. Though I come here mainly to relax and have fun. So what attracts me to this site is its quirky history and culture, as noted by PM legend Erudil:

        Perlmonks is a strange beast.
        It's largely a newbie-help site,
        but also contains a handful of
        Things of Terrifying Beauty

        -- Erudil quoting robin cited at Terrifying Beauty

        This is in stark contrast to SO -- though I've posted a question or two there, I never felt the urge to hang out once it was answered. To me, the SO culture felt cold and disconnected: stay on topic, don't waste time socializing, just deliver the facts.

      The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

      Related to "anticipated reciprocity": I guess a usual course of action is that new monks start with asking questions, or just monitoring the site, and at some point decide they've collected enough experience that they can contribute back. Or they find an opportunity to help someone who helped them before. That's also reciprocity, but not "anticipated".

Re: poll ideas quest 2021 (Perl 7)
by hippo (Bishop) on Apr 29, 2021 at 10:58 UTC

    Perl 7 will be out

    • by Christmas
    • Next year
    • 15 years from now by which time it will be a completely different language
    • It's just a number, so who cares?

    Update: replaced "This year" with the suggested far superior "by Christmas".


      • by Christmas

      I note that you didn't specify which Christmas...

Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Archbishop) on Aug 17, 2021 at 13:00 UTC
      • Smartmatch (as much as I want a switch, this feature unfortunately caused too much confusion)
      • The inability to perform a static parse of Perl (which affects prototypes, indirect object notation, any other heuristics like map{..., etc.).

      Several things on the list I wouldn't call misfeatures at all (e.g. I love postfix if).

        Yes, strongly agree with your point about the impossibility of performing a static parse of Perl. Very annoying. Thankfully, this has been fixed in Raku.

        Years ago, I remember being in awe of adamk's tenacity in developing PPI after attending a few early talks at -- sadly, that heroic effort may have burnt him out, at least he appears to have vanished from the Perl universe. And I almost fell off my chair when I first read about TheDamian's astonishing PPR regex wizardry. :)

        See also: Re: Perl script compressor by haukex - which mentions Guacamole.

      Too late ! ;)

      In June this year, Neil Bowers initiated a collection of Perl quirks, or: "Perl: the WTF bits" on the P5P mailing list. The document is locked down while the Perl Steering Council are wading through the first round, but perhaps some entries in the list above have a chance to be deprecated, and eventually (read: before the end of this century) be eradicated from Perl. Or you might want to add them, once the collection reopens.

        Thanks. I'll keep my eye on Neil's Perl Quirks locked down document and update this node when it's finally made public. Meanwhile, please feel free to add your suggestions to my initial list.

        Note to pollsters: please hold off creating a poll on this topic until Neil's document is made public.

        Update Oct 2022: The Perl Quirks document appears to be stalled. p5p mailing list refs:

        Looks like it won't make poll ideas quest 2022. Perhaps resurrect in 2023.

        Update Nov 2023: Given this document still appears to be stalled, it seems safe to assume that it will never be made public.

      Perl has misfeatures? Really? Ok it has some fun bit..

      By other hand I hope for it a Miss Future ;)


      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: poll ideas quest 2021
by duelafn (Parson) on Sep 22, 2021 at 14:48 UTC
    First memorable perl project
    • webpage
    • scientific
    • system administration
    • game
    • "toy" utility (task manager, chatbot)
    • "real" application
    • other

    Good Day,

      • Database integration/conversion
      • Data conversion/migration/encoding/decoding/analysis
      • Implementing a (new) protocol
      • Be the (new) maintainer of a CPAN project

      Or do all of these classify as "real" application in your list?

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        Hm, not sure. I definitely forgot data munging. "CPAN project" can be dereferenced to the project's purpose, so isn't something I would put on the list. I was mostly aiming for typical beginniner projects so new protocol would probably be an "other" (who jumps in and implements a new protocol in a language they don't know? and if they do, "other" and bragging in the comments is appropriate :-). Perhaps "real user application" and "real infrastructural application" should be split?


        First memorable perl project
         - webpage
         - scientific
         - system/database administration
         - game
         - data munging
         - "toy" utility (task manager, chatbot)
         - "real" user application
         - "real" infrastructural application
         - other

        Good Day,

Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by cavac (Parson) on Nov 29, 2021 at 15:13 UTC

    My most important Perl project is:

    • running important Perl services (CPAN, PM, etc)
    • a website
    • a gluelogic script
    • data analytics
    • a desktop application
    • something to do with biology
    • home automation
    • automating my super-secret supervillain lair
    • nothing, look away, there is No Such Agency
    • none of the above

    perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'
      • whatever pays my bills
      • whatever the ticketing system at work assigns to me
      • a research/scientific project

      map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
      • Reporting
      • data conversion
      • A combination of (some of) the above

      e.g. A script/program/projects that connects to several databases (of different types to increase complexity) (gluelogic_ at the same time, analyzing the data (data analytics) and converting them (data conversion) to something useful (reporting) (Plain text, Excel, CSV, another database, e-mail, PDF, ).

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: poll ideas quest 2021 (perls)
by hippo (Bishop) on Mar 04, 2021 at 09:16 UTC

    What does the "s" stand for in perls?

    Our eminent brother kcott cannot remember what the "s" stands for in perls. What do you suppose is its real meaning?

    • Sum
    • Short
    • Shell
    • Swift
    • Super
    • Speedy
    • Simple
    • Subliminal
    • Stupendous
    • Slam-dunk
    • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    Update: Added "Sum" for 1nickt.

    Update 2: De-linkified title for pollsters.


      "Sum" (but I vote for Mary Poppins).

      The way forward always starts with a minimal test.


      "Excuse me for butting in, but I'm interrupt-driven..."
Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by tomasz (Acolyte) on Jun 06, 2021 at 13:11 UTC
    Let's find out if people have any preference for letters. This might shed some grim light on polls listing choices using letter indices, as they may affect respondents' responses. Here we go then.

    What's you favourite latin letter?
    • a
    • b
    • c
    • d
    • e
    • f
    • g
    • h
    • i
    • j
    • k
    • l
    • m
    • n
    • o
    • p
    • q
    • r
    • s
    • t
    • u
    • v
    • w
    • x
    • y
    • z

      I chose 'c'. Not because it's my favorite letter, but because the third choice listed is always my preferred.

        That's a fair point. But what do you choose when there are only two possibilities?
        Reminds me of the "abacab" approach to multiple-choice exams that you failed to study for. Just keep picking answers in that order. Also an 80's album from Genesis.
      • The first available not-yet-used single letter variable. (starting with $c as $a and $b are magic)
      • The first letter of today, whatever it happens to be
      • The first letter of the data type. If it is already in use, use a capital letter
      • I have a random letter picker program for that (shurtcut key available in my IDE)
      • I pick a Unicode character, just to make it hard for others

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by tomasz (Acolyte) on Aug 06, 2021 at 15:32 UTC
    Do you like polls?
    • Yes, because they rhyme with trolls.
    • Yes, but only if there is one answer.
    • I used to like them, but nowadays I'm into cooking. They were much better in the middle ages.
    • My friend Mery-Cool says they're healthier than chestnuts.
    • Don't waste my sophisticated time.
    • All the above answers have the same meaning.
    • I like creating polls, yes.
    • All the below answers are the same.
    • Knife and fork.
    • Count me in.
    • Bob Marley
Re: poll ideas quest 2021- music
by Discipulus (Canon) on Aug 26, 2021 at 06:06 UTC
    I prefere
    • The Beatles
  • Rolling Stones


    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.
      • Queen
      and, not to forget, the famous
      • Unknown Artist
        No, please: the nth holy war has only 2 options ;)


        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.

      I would prefer the beatles if they did not contain that pita and also the rolling stones, again if they did not contain that other pita. the chance of hitting a pita grows with the group size.

Re: poll ideas quest 2021
by tomasz (Acolyte) on Aug 06, 2021 at 15:44 UTC
    Do you like this poll?
    • YES

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