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Re: On human nature

by dug (Chaplain)
on Oct 16, 2002 at 02:34 UTC ( #205616=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On human nature
in thread Get All Duplicated Elements in an Array (Once, without shifting)

  Unfortunately, first impressions are everything.

Or fortunately. I was fortunate enough to read Learning Perl, and realize that merlyn is not only an adept writer, but that he also cares deeply about the subject matter. That was my first impression.

Now I come here and don't even have to pay money to learn from him. He just reviews code for free. Not a bad deal. One of these days I want my company to be making the kind of money that can bring Mr. Schwartz in for a week to do hands on training and code review with me and my fellow coders. Until then, I thank not only merlyn, but all of the other donors here at Perlmonks.

They are helping me become a better programmer. For free. That's tough to beat.

-- dug

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Re: Re: On human nature
by thor (Priest) on Oct 16, 2002 at 05:09 UTC
    merlyn is not only an adept writer, but that he also cares deeply about the subject matter.
    I don't doubt this for a bit. In fact, I couldn't agree more. What I am questioning here is what management likes to call "soft skills". Communication when someone else is on the receiving end is different than putting knowledge on a piece of paper. Arguably, the latter is easier.

    thor

      Applying 'soft skills' to matters of logic and efficiency doesn't seem to apply here. We are putting knowledge on paper! I'd rather demand clarity than worrying about users being politically correct.
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