in reply to Re^2: Reading too much into it?
in thread Reading too much into it?

We know about CPAN and how to search it. Does he?

Yes, I'm sure he knows how to use a search engine. Google searches CPAN and PerlMonks.

As a test I googled 'perl sort XML' and this was the first link.

You seriously only expect 5s of effort?

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Re^4: Reading too much into it?
by grep (Monsignor) on Jun 20, 2009 at 19:54 UTC
    No, I don't expect 5 seconds of effort. But that may not be the only factor. A new perl user reading that 1st link from google would be completely confused.

    I guess my post is coming off a little too 'Kum Ba Yah'. It's not meant that way. It's meant to self-evaluation and self-service. If we keep smacking down real new interest in perl then where will we be? Is what we are perceiving in the OP real laziness? or is it frustration? I don't know (in this case) to a good degree of certainty. So I say default to, thinking these new users are frustrated and take the opportunity expand perl's user base.

    One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...