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Steve Bertrand
August 17, 2009 20:08
Re: Perl "expert" [Was: Re: Attentipn Please!! Need...]
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Raymond Wan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 04:09:34PM -0400, Uri Guttman wrote:
>>>>>>>> "I" == Ian  <> writes:
>>>   I> Unfortunately I'm not an expert. I just read a few books and
>>> this list etc.
>>> a couple of things. it is good that you are offering to help but as you
>>> claim not to be an expert, it can hurt more than help. there are plenty
>>> of experts on this list who can help and fixing up weak code offered
>>> from beginners makes our work even harder. feel free to jump in with
>>> ideas and questions but until you are sure of your skills, it is best to
>>> not offer coding solutions.
>> I'm afraid I disagree with this.  Ian's first reply said:
> I also agree with Paul on this.  I see your point, Uri -- that someone
> who isn't an expert can do more harm than good.
> However, several times in my life, I've had teachers who were experts in
> their field, but they couldn't explain what they knew if their job
> depended on it. 

Sorry to be a PITA, but relative to the list, a quick Google:

I don't know if we should argue with the 'teaching' techniques of those
who have exemplary skills and long-term interest in the subject.

imho, there are others here who are very, very qualified to light Uri up
if he's "doing it wrong".

Again... imho.


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