Is PerlMonks a good place to get answers for homework?

Many questions posed to the monastery get shot down with a summary "Do your own homework!"

But, in general, monks will refuse to produce the goods in response to a homework-type question. Some reasons are:

On the other hand, most monks will not mind helping you with your homework, provided that you:

  1. Indicate up front that it is a homework assignment;
  2. Show everything you've tried so far;
  3. Ask specific questions for help getting over specific hurdles.

Rather than post a request for help with homework, try some of the following ways to work it out yourself.


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