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Re^2: [Solved]Need to extract a particular block of lines between two patterns

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Nov 09, 2017 at 21:43 UTC ( #1203083=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Based on your reply, and on these old nodes:

it appears your manic obsession with finite state machines (FSMs) continues unabated.

I have a suggestion. Instead of making yet another knee-jerk "use a FSM!!!" exhortation to almost any random question, how about giving something useful and lasting to the community, by writing a nice meditation -- along with complete, working, tested code and tests -- describing your favourite and most instructive FSM implementation, from the presumably hundreds you've written during your illustrious career.

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Re^3: [Solved]Need to extract a particular block of lines between two patterns
by LanX (Bishop) on Nov 10, 2017 at 13:52 UTC

      Why do you or so much energy into replying? Everything was already said, just link to an overview post summing it up.

      I don't share your confidence that "everything was already said". Though I could link to a node that summarises the observed behaviour patterns, that does not solve the mystery of the "why" behind the behaviour. Note that your summary link does not address the "why" behind the behaviour.

      Please note that -- unlike many of his detractors -- sundial does not (deliberately) hide behind a cloak of anonymity, so simplistic "psychology of internet troll" arguments do not apply. If anyone with psychology qualifications can provide some insight, I'm all ears.

        Well I think duck typing doesn't need a "why".

        He could as well be either a demented pensioneer or a very clever troll/sockpuppet. We will never know for sure "the why" unless we break into the NSA.

        While we decided to tolerate him, the best strategy is to simply minimise the damage. A warning for newbies is enough.

        Feeding costs your nerves and that of others too. He already proved to be inaccessible to reason, so minimal unemotional replying is IMHO the best approach.

        I have to admit I'm in an easy position because I'm blocking his posts from my view. So continue as you like, as long as you feel it's not diminishing your fun factor here.

        I wouldn't like to see valuable contributers like you being frustrated. :)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

        the mystery of the "why" behind the behaviour ... simplistic "psychology of internet troll" arguments do not apply

        who says anyone's psychology is simple? who says all trolls hide behind anonymity?

        leaving the "why" a mystery is part of what makes him successfull, keep everyone guessing

        displaying multiple personality disorders is part of the game

        who cares about the "why" if the net effect is the same, attention for the troll and time spent and upset emotions in others

        don't feed the trolls

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