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What's bugging Andy Lester?

by Cody Fendant (Friar)
on Apr 24, 2011 at 08:06 UTC ( #901029=offtopicroot: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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That would cause him to write this?

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Re: What's bugging you?
by LanX (Cardinal) on Apr 24, 2011 at 08:48 UTC
    IMHO he's very explicit and especially this hint:

    I'm tired of the people who enjoy a back-and-forth debate about how communities should run, and want to spread that joy to people not involved in the original discussion.

    might indicate that it's not appropriate to discuss all of this here.

    Cheers Rolf

    PS: I was really tempted to use your name in this post's title ... wouldn't this be tiresome?

      might indicate that it's not appropriate to discuss all of this here.

      FWIW, I think it is about as appropriate for perlmonks as discussing politics

      Simply not a perlquestion

        Sorry but Points of Order are always in order. Having a discussion about how people should conduct themselves in your group is a Point of Order. If you don't allow them, then you don't have a group. At least, not for long.

Re: What's bugging Andy Lester?
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 24, 2011 at 08:36 UTC
    Why don't you ask that guy?

    On his forum?

    I see smoke

Re: What's bugging Andy Lester?
by petdance (Parson) on Apr 24, 2011 at 17:24 UTC
    If you're looking for names and URLs, they're beside the point. I think I spelled out enough for anyone to identify.


Re: What's bugging Andy Lester?
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Apr 24, 2011 at 17:12 UTC
    There us a current thread in the Perl Beginners List ( that is quite apropos. Scan the Archive for the tread started by Peter Scott titled "Nature of this List".

    Read, O My Children and weep. Weep for what might have been.

    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


      Thank you for front paging this "perlquestion", I see only good things as a possible result.
Re: What's bugging Andy Lester?
by Muggins (Pilgrim) on Apr 24, 2011 at 18:10 UTC

    Maybe we all need something new occasionally. I know I did - I drifted into Flash/Actionscript.

    Back in the day I did get annoyed with the Perl community sometimes - and this may be totally unrelated but I think not - there was a sort of socially-accepted attitude of slight negativity (towards each other) around. There's no reason why it should exist with Perl rather than elsewhere*, but it seemed to be there.

    It's not hard to combat negativity. Programming in Perl is great fun. You can achieve awesome stuff in seconds and then can play around with the code or do it differently. A programmers dream if you ask me:)

    It used to be a worry for me that Perl might not "survive", but now I don't see how it can 'die'. With CPAN you've got the answer to anything any other programmer can ever say about us (and any serious debate they raise is finished right there)

    I love the programming I'm doing at the moment. But I'd never switch from Perl

    *And it does exist elsewhere - I just haven't felt it in quite the same way at all

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