If you consider that a "rip on people", you've not been around here for very long.
On a more serious note... has it really gotten so weird in here that I can't even point out when code won't compile?
What boilerplate do I need to precede every posting with? Something like:
The following comment is never meant personally. You are not your code. I most likely do not even know you personally, and don't make presumptions about your character or habits based on a single posting. I'm only commenting on the ability for the code you posted to do its stated task, with particular attention being paid to :
If I sound like I'm flaming, please re-read the message
a few more times until you see that it's about the code and the Perl community, and not about you personally.
That is all. Thank you.
- Avoiding needless reimplementation
- Contribution to the community
Would that help?
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker