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Re^3: Are monks hibernating?

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Feb 14, 2007 at 14:50 UTC ( #599960=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Are monks hibernating?
in thread Are monks hibernating?

Yeah, I noticed a falloff in posts around Christmas, lasting until the SuperBowl was over. Maybe people are too dulled from partying to be thinking about code? Actually today was the first day in a long time, that there seemed to be alot of posts.

Not that anyone would notice my lack of posts, but I've been spending my time trying to learn enough c to do GLib . To me, it is a nice attempt to fix some c problems, like c strings, arrays ,hashs and automatic memory allocation. Its also a breeze to do threads with GLib, much easier than Perl, because it lets you use shared values and subs without declaring them as shared. I've noticed the C++ people have done alot with Boost , which has libraries for handling text that almost make it as convenient as Perl, but its about 200 Megs of libraries which you need to learn. I'll make an attempt toward Glib, but leave Boost for the next generation. :-)

So it seems that the compiled languages c and c++ are making great strides toward better usablity...... but there are still those f*c*ing Makefiles, which I don't ever think I will ever grasp.

But maybe the lack of Perl questions, is a symptom of it's success? It has made almost all common problems easy to solve, and most questions have been repeatedly answered before, and can be found by a quick google search.


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Re^4: Are monks hibernating?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 14, 2007 at 16:47 UTC
    maybe the lack of Perl questions, is a symptom of it's success? It has made almost all common problems easy to solve, and most questions have been repeatedly answered

    I doubt that is the case. Newbies are newbies. Their first problem is always that they don't know what they are looking for. This place has become vastly more tolorant of the newbie over the last few years than any other similar on-line venue. If the newbies aren't coming here to ask their inevitable questions, then they probably don't exist.

    Besides, the most interesting questions (to me) usually come from the old hands. New twists on old themes. Rehashing of old arguments. Extended discussions on alternative approaches to familar problems. It's these type of questions that seem to be most lacking.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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