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Re^2: Starman problem

by hossman (Prior)
on Feb 12, 2012 at 21:15 UTC ( #953348=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Starman problem
in thread Starman problem

maybe your post was down voted by people who had no idea what you were talking about and didn't see any indication that it had anything to do with Perl?

something as simple as [code:// ... ] around the word Starman might have tipped folks off so they had some vague clue as to what you were talking about.

You might have also alienated fewer people if, instead of saying "I've tried searching google for starman bugs", you had maybe said that you were aware of the starman issue tracker but didn't see anything there that looked similar.

Or maybe people would have been more inclined to offer advice, and not down vote, if instead of saying "I'm wondering what my code is doing wrong to cause the problem in starman" you had said "here is an example of some code that triggers this behavior in starman, can anyone see anything that might be triggering a problem like: <code>...</code>"

But these are all just guesses.

(see also: How do I post a question effectively?)

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Re^3: Starman problem
by Logicus on Feb 12, 2012 at 21:24 UTC

    Nah mate, there's a couple of brain-dead anonymous cowards around here who are insanely jealous of what I'm doing and have been consistently trolling me since forever. I used to let them get to me and argue back, which merely empowered them further by making me look like a troll in the eyes of the wider crowd. Now I just laugh at them and their pathetic childish behaviour.

    In answer to your question, the system I am running with Starman is way too big and complex to copy paste into here, and since it seems to work perfectly 99.999% of the time, I'm stuck wondering if the problem really is my code or if I have just stumbled upon a bug that hasn't been documented yet in starman itself.

    As always I lean towards suspecting myself to be at fault prior to suspecting fault in others, a fact which can be easily exploited by anony-cowards like the ones you see here trolling me again.

    Anyhoo, what I need basically is some insight into what might be the causes so I have a road of investigation. I've spent quite a number of hours looking at the source code of starman itself and it appears to be flawless to me, which supports the notion that the bug is higher up in the code, but what could potentially cause this? That is the mystery I am faced with.

    Some sort of overflow?

    A PSGI app not exiting properly? or falling into an infinite loop?

    Something else?

      A simple PEBKAC issue.

        Yes I concur, however I still need to isolate which particular keyboard and chair the problem exists in between.

        I start with the assumption that it's my keyboard and my chair, but so far I have yet to find the flaw. That's not to say there is no flaw, merely that I can't see it, which could itself be part of the flaw.

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