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Re^5: A proposal: new section on Perl Monks.

by merlyn (Sage)
on Feb 27, 2006 at 14:28 UTC ( #533026=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: A proposal: new section on Perl Monks.
in thread A proposal: new section on Perl Monks.

So again, since you didn't answer my question...

What problem are you currently facing that having an agreed-upon name for some code (as if that could happen) would solve it?

I just don't get it. I've never stood around and said to myself "if only I could describe this code..." or even more unlikely, been with another Perl coder staring at code saying "if only we could describe this code...".

It's just not a problem for us. In what way is it a problem for you, and what assistance are you actually asking for? And what would you do with the response?

In fact, give it a try. Post some code to SOPW, and say "I need help to describe this code". Watch for all the puzzled responses.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^6: A proposal: new section on Perl Monks.
by jdporter (Canon) on Feb 27, 2006 at 17:47 UTC
    ...having an agreed-upon name for some code

    Somehow, you've gotten hung up on the notion that he is talking about naming code. Please read what he wrote again. (Or for the first time, as the case may be.) He's been very clear, he's not talking about naming code. He's talking about explaining code, in plain English.

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Re^6: A proposal: new section on Perl Monks.
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Feb 27, 2006 at 17:20 UTC

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