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Re^6: Convert undef to empty string in a hashby Anonymous Monk
|on Jan 18, 2015 at 11:59 UTC||Need Help??|
The firm dismissal was warranted in my view because he was trolling. Most of what he said was deliberate nonsense -- and he knew it was nonsense -- designed to provoke an emotional response. He even owned up to that here.
I owned up to no such thing.
I owned up to comparing you to the that guy because you used his exact words -- as soon as I recognized the words, I went ugh -- but I had to point it out because its a real weak argument -- but that got you to stop posting on the actual topic
looks wrong? DRY isn't about looks
Not all ideas put forth are accurate, and exploring them isn't trolling -- resorting to ad-hominem doesn't explain anything
Dave Thomas: Most people take DRY to mean you shouldn't duplicate code. That's not its intention.
Saying one version is shorter, more perlish, more clear -- that all makes sense
Saying its more DRY doesn't make sense
Saying the maintenance programmer goes ... thats a great topic if the exploration goes beyond "because I said so, you're a noob"