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Re: Never say never

by Anonymous Monk
on May 06, 2015 at 15:40 UTC ( #1125850=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Never say never

"Never say never" means "nothing is impossible, anything can happen." This is very common knowledge.

You have a lot of misconceptions about how split works:

perldoc -f split split /PATTERN/,EXPR,LIMIT
The first argument is a regular expression. Pipes are metacharacters in regular expressions. You have to escape them if you want to match a literal representation of this.
perldoc perlre In particular the following metacharacters have their standard egrep-ish meanings: \ Quote the next metacharacter ^ Match the beginning of the line . Match any character (except newline) $ Match the end of the string of the string) | Alternation () Grouping [] Bracketed Character class

The reason why you make more work for yourself rather than less is not because you went back on some hyperbolic rules you literally interpreted and placed upon yourself, but because you lack understanding of the tools you are using. I don't see how you are qualified to give advice to professionals who do this for a living.

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Re^2: Never say never
by chacham (Prior) on May 06, 2015 at 15:50 UTC

    "Never say never" means "nothing is impossible, anything can happen." This is very common knowledge.

    "Never say never" means there is usually an exception, you don't know what the future will bring, and you may be unaware of the potential of others. However, it does not mean "nothing is impossible." Some things are.

    I don't see how you are qualified to give advice to professionals who do this for a living.

    You completely missed the point. The point is "Never say never." Regardless of where or why, this is a good rule of thumb for everyone.

      Anonymonk is rancorous today which is uncool and unproductive but not wrong in spirit.

      Regardless of where or why, this is a good rule of thumb for everyone.

      The reason Im here every day instead of Facebook is the lack of platitudes and aphorisms except where it might directly help me work with code design, execution, debug, test, process, etc I like everyone getting along, I like OT posts, I like being genial and insult free, but the CB is the place for this kind of thing. I am surprised an OP with no code content and misleading advice implied can gain so many upvotes. Then again, Im surprised that some of my more absurd comments here get upvotes too. :P

      Update: inserted a preposition, erix!

        "Then again, Im surprised that some of my more absurd comments here get upvotes too."

        The reason is probably "Dog votes." People here are afraid of being punished for casting a critical downvote, thanks to "Dog votes." This used to not be the case, and as such posters were more afraid that they would be downvoted for bad posts and they put a lot more care and attention into their posts.

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