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Re: question about ordering technical data numbers

by ptum (Priest)
on Mar 09, 2007 at 19:52 UTC ( #604035=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to question about ordering technical data numbers

Silly Kevin. Please stop being a troll, or at least try to be a clever and funny troll.

Because I read some of your other posts, I was pre-disposed to think you are a troll. (My definition: A troll is someone who attempts to provoke discussion and dispute for his own amusement without investing in the community which he trolls.) So I ran you through my troll-o-meter, with the following results:

question about ordering technical data numbers

+3 troll points.

Rationale: Your title doesn't begin title with a capital letter, just the sort of carelessness a troll will demonstrate. The title contains three unnecessary words (question, technical, and data). We know it is a question, the word 'technical' is meaningless in this context, and either data or numbers are redundant, depending on what kind of data elements you are sorting.

Okay I am going to be really technical here don't mean to throw off anyone and I am not trying to brag...

Two more troll points.

Rationale: You're posting on a website about Perl (by definition, rather technical) yet you're supposedly worried about 'throwing people off' or being 'really technical'.

I am trying to do ordering of numbers that are in the end of a list of data

Another troll point.

Rationale: many real programmers would talk about 'ordering data' rather than 'do ordering', but the real issue is that this sentence doesn't really make any sense. You want to order numbers that are at the end of a list of data -- what about the data at the beginning and middle of the list? When you use the word 'list', many Perl developers will think 'array', but this sentence doesn't really make sense in that context, at least for me. Trolls often fail to make sense, and they often forget periods at the end of their sentences.

So I am trying to use PERL SORT:

Another troll point.

Rationale: while lots of people use PERL as an acronym, most people don't keep doing it, especially after being gently corrected, as you were. When people keep doing things that they know annoy others, this is sometimes because they desire attention or are amused by stirring up annoyance in others, both classic troll behaviors.

The next section didn't earn you any troll points, because you actually used code tags, possibly based on prior advice. Of course, the snippet you posted has nothing to do with Perl, but maybe you'll still get to something Perl-related. Trolls don't usually learn, so maybe you're not a troll?

This seems to be the syntax which is easy for me to figure out cause I am an old hacker! What I don't get is the perl part of it

Sigh. Another two troll points.

Rationale: trolls like to brag, yet here you are supposedly asking for help. Real people who ask for real help that way don't get help; therefore you are likely a troll. I don't think most serious folks use the word 'hacker' quite like you do. Also, we see now you use 'perl' (often used to refer to the perl interpreter) when you probably mean 'Perl'.

Summarizing the rest of your post, you get another two troll points for the phrase 'computer generated errors', and for your comment about "compiling". Also, you use the word 'technical' again.

Total score: 11 troll points.

In the unlikely case that you are a serious, real person, please stop these troll-like behaviors (or try to be more funny). If you are a troll, please go away.

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Re^2: question about ordering technical data numbers
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Mar 09, 2007 at 20:33 UTC

    Now, you see here . . . our troll meter goes to eleven. That's one more, isn't it? You see most trolls, you know, will be trolling at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up. All the way up. Where can you go from there? Where?

      I don't know...

        Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

        Put it up to eleven.

        Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

        Why don't you just make ten trollier and make ten be the top number and make that a little trollier?

        . . . These go to eleven.

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