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Re^5: question about: my $a AND sort {$a <=> $b} keys %hash

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 06, 2015 at 17:04 UTC ( #1137727=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: question about: my $a AND sort {$a <=> $b} keys %hash
in thread question about: my $a AND sort {$a <=> $b} keys %hash

Flawlessness may not be possible or even desirable, but a flaw is still a flaw.
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Re^6: question about: my $a AND sort {$a <=> $b} keys %hash
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Aug 06, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

    As I said, the point isn't wrong... it's just... misplaced, pointless, silly, not worth whining about, detrimental, revisionist, out of context, hindsight is 20:20, wishing in one hand... And incidentally aiding the laziest monk in the shop in making another empty reply seem reasonable. :P

    My view: the Perl hackers who whine about minor issues with Perl do more damage to Perl's rep than all the Pythonistas goose-s^W dancing through the eye of a camel.

      It also doesn't help Perl's reputation when you unleash a semicoherent tirade at anybody who suggests that some feature of Perl is less than perfect. I'd log in here more if you people weren't so contentious.

      No, Perl isn't perfect, but it's pretty good, and there are a lot of people working to make it better.

        I'll teach you to be coherent, you uncontentious jellyfish!!!

        I said you were right. Maybe third time is the charm. I think pedantic, backwards looking concerns like the one you raised are silly and I said it when you forced it. Nothing is ideal in the entire world. Bitching about $a/$b when that's just how it works and it looks like a defense of the clock-that's-correct-twice-a-day… well, log in next time and you'll be treated with whatever respect, deference, and benefit of the doubt you've earned. AnonymousC^HMonk is no one to me and you can have my absurdity when you pry it out of my cold, de^W^W 88wpm fingers.

        Perl is not pretty good. It's the best high level language there is by far for me. I wouldn't be a professional programmer if it didn't exist despite having an extremely early introduction to computer science for my era and all the tools handed to me at home and in school. I love Perl. I use Perl. I contribute to the CPAN and the projects of others. I publish my useful scripts and write tutorials here and there. I host learning meetings at work. I help Perl seekers wherever I meet them and help my Perl betters with tasks at my level. Keep your "no, you," your ho-there, your faint praise. I'll keep having fun with Perl.

        So you know my account wasn't hijacked, I'll digitally sign -> :P

        How the Vague One leaves conflict and consternation in his meandering wake!


        The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

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