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Re^7: Perl and MongoDB (BrowserUk v SunnyD repartee)

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Archbishop)
on Jul 13, 2020 at 06:42 UTC ( #11119237=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Perl and MongoDB
in thread Perl and MongoDB

Make American quotation style great again!
Ssshhh, don't tell SunnyD, but quoting style is often the quickest way to tell if an "anonymous" post is from SunnyD or not because he seems to be the only PM poster using "American quotation style."

Sadly though, it's just not the same without BrowserUk. From the archives, a selection of BuK-SunnyD theatre:

From BrowserUk to SunnyD:

  • Re^4: Win32 limit to number of calls to system()?: "I've given up explaining to this guy, cos he never listens, never debates and never learns."
  • Re^2: Tracing memory leak: "Care to explain by what magic of "old bullshitter" logic you arrived at the conclusion that the OP was constructing self-referential structures?"
  • Re^3: Problem handling 2 simultaneous socket streams: "Thank you for explaining that to me. Except you're wrong! ... you aren't just slightly off, but absolutely diametrically wrong on all counts ... So why post? Why do you -- who evidently know little of the subject, and understand even less of the little you have some inkling of -- feel the need to demonstrate to me -- I think fair to say, one of the more knowledgeable monks with regard to threading -- just how useless your home-spun wisdom fairy stories on this subject, as with so many others, really are? ... What is the point of your posting this garbage?"
  • Re^2: Compare 2 very large arrays of long strings as elements: "More utter bollocks! ... Once more you are sending OPs down blind alleys with your home-spun 'wisdoms'"
  • Re^2: Fork Results in thousands of processes: "Why do you keep blurting out these pointless, useless, whole wrong replies to questions on subjects you obviously have no practical knowledge whatsoever?"
  • Re^3: Optimise file line by line parsing, substitute SPLIT: "Prove it by posting the code. You won't (because you can't). Talk is cheap (and in your case invariably wrong!)."
  • Re^2: Signal Capturing....: "You'll be familiar with the abbreviation GIGO; with you its more GOGOGOGOGOGO...."
  • Re^2: Why Moose uses this syntax??!!: "Twat. You really have never bothered to learn Perl at all have you."
  • Re^3: RAM: It isn't free . . . (Mike Robinson:Grabbing at straws!): "You puerile fool; grabbing at straws. I've never been an academic."
  • Re^2: The Boy Scout Rule: "Downvoted! ... your inane, facile, puerile, snide, underhand and utterly deliberate practice of posting a reply to a particular node; as a response to {some other} randomly chosen node ... Why are you such a deliberate, willful moron?"
  • Re^2: Design thoughts: iterator invalidation: "You sad ^&^%&*&*%^ ... I seriously doubt if you have ever written a single, complete, working program in Perl ... sticking your confused and muddled oar in all the time ... The rest is just regurgitated-out-of-context, meaningless garbage. Please stop posting. (In my threads at the very least!)"
  • Re^8: PM Leveling Guide. (perception): "I'll return every downvote I ever took from him, from my own tally, on one condition: he posts a single, complete, non-trivial, working Perl(*) program that he has written"
  • Re^10: [OT] The interesting problem of comparing bit-strings.: "You total, utter, complete and unbashed, ^%$$%$^ TWONK! Please stop talking bollocks, and STFU."
  • Re^2: [OT] The interesting problem of comparing bit-strings.: "You haven't handed anyone here anything. Except, dubious council & mal-advice, technical buffoonery, the rare scrap of broken code, and eye-ache ... Your continued need to stick your oar in where its not wanted ... your attempts at technical contributions here are nothing more than a vacuous pretense of some kind of technical knowledge ... You neither disseminate learning; nor acquire any. Your 'contributions' here are all, entirely negative. And your persistence in vomiting them in our direction is far more offensive and "rude" than any "bad words" I might have used ... And your, entirely puerile, attempts to offend me by mentioning the British Royals is hilarious"
  • Re^2: Can I please have multiple downvotes per (certain monk's) posts.: "He knows just enough to make his posts read as plausible if you are new to programming; which makes them not just technical nonsense and annoying, but have the potential to really waste the time of unwary newbies and drive-by viewers."
  • Re^2: OT: Converting some js to Perl: "You're like a mosquito in the dark; an unswatable irritation."

From SunnyD to BrowserUk:

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Re^8: Perl and MongoDB (quoting style)
by LanX (Saint) on Jul 13, 2020 at 09:14 UTC
    > but quoting style is often the quickest way to tell if

    I doubt this is reliable, German „quoting“ style is almost like American (double first) and was exported to half of Europe (the other half prefers French style with « … » )

    German wikipedia has a nice overview table:

    Please note that here quotes are supposed to be a low/high pair „…“.

    But I rarely see this nowadays in electronic context, because of the dominance of ASCII.

    Actually MS products keep confusing me by auto correcting "bla" to „bla“ ...

    > not the same without BrowserUk.

    I miss him too.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      Actually MS products keep confusing me by auto correcting "bla" to „bla“ ...

      In the MS Office packages I know, there is a way to switch off this annoying (but yet typographically correct) behaviour. Google knows where to find instructions, you just have to remember that those stupid quotes are calles "smart quotes" in MS jargon. And when I'm in that scary area, I also switch off almost all other auto-"corrections" that mess with the way I enter text into my computer.

      Oh, and by the way: I do the same with OpenOffice and LibreOffice.


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

        Another fun one from Redmond is that OuthouseOutlook has the annoying tendency to "correct" -- to an — (mdash) for you. While more typographically pretty that doesn't really play nice with Getopt::Long or other such argument parsing when people naïve non-*NIX users (or even regular *NIX users) try and copy-and-paste the instructions you sent them straight into their shell.

        Edit: In their defense it can be disabled, but that only helps you once you've done that.
        Preferences > AutoCorrect > AutoFormat > "Dashes with n-dashes and m-dashes"

        The cake is a lie.
        The cake is a lie.
        The cake is a lie.

      I miss him too.

      I thought I would. Several years ago he was thinking about quitting and I helped talk him out of it in a couple of private messages. I considered him a friend. I didn’t realize he considers anyone who disagrees with him nothing. His last couple of years and sporadic moments sprinkled in before were less and less helpful—even wrong sometimes but digging in to try to bully others into agreeing—and regularly denigrating Perl passive aggressively. His rather ugly and entitled exit was a direct consequence of his degrading participation.

        Everybody can tell that I often didn't like his discussion style.

        I still regret losing my cool in telling him so.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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