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Others studying the Monastery: (23)

by talexb (Canon)
on Dec 02, 2008 at 14:37 UTC ( #727427=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Could be changed to say Others studying at the Monastery: (23)? Without the preposition, the meaning is a little unclear, and implies that monks are checking out the walls, floors, stables ..

Alex / talexb / Toronto

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Re: Others studying the Monastery: (23)
by shmem (Chancellor) on Dec 02, 2008 at 14:47 UTC
    Look around! The walls, floors and furniture are all made of papyrus. Even the forks and spoons are scribbled with perl code and other rareties...
      The forks are extra special; they are made out of finely woven threads.
Re: Others studying the Monastery: (23)
by Herkum (Parson) on Dec 03, 2008 at 15:54 UTC

    OK, I will do the floors, but PLEASE don't ask me to clean Windows! I am only one man for gods sake! :)

      As linux user i refuse to clean Windows too ;-)

      MH
Re: Others studying the Monastery: (23)
by papidave (Pilgrim) on Jan 16, 2009 at 16:44 UTC
    You should definitely take some performance measurements before you commit to study $Monastery, because it doesn't always make things run faster.
Re: Others studying the Monastery: (23)
by missingthepoint (Friar) on Jan 17, 2009 at 03:05 UTC

    Looking at the last two phrases ('musing the Monastery', 'rifling the Monastery'), I suspect that was added as a quick hack, like so:

    my @words = qw( studying musing rifling ); printf "Others %s the Monastery", $words[ int rand @words ];

    ... so the code probably doesn't yet handle special cases. I don't know how hard it would be to add that, as I have ~300 XP until I'm eligible for pmdev. :)


    Life is denied by lack of attention,
    whether it be to cleaning windows
    or trying to write a masterpiece...
    -- Nadia Boulanger
      If your example were correct, wouldn't you simply do something like:
      my @terms =('studying in', 'musing over', 'rifling through', 'threading camels through a needle at' ); printf "Others %s the Monastery", $words[ int rand @words ];
      and get the desired result? I'm going to guess that the terms must come from a whitespace-delimited (undisclosed) storage location that doesn't parse phrases properly. But then again, it's only a guess, and I could be entirely wrong...
Re: Others studying the Monastery: (23)
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 02, 2008 at 15:02 UTC
    Could be made less special? NO! :p

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