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Raymond Wan
August 17, 2009 20:26
Re: Perl "expert" [Was: Re: Attentipn Please!! Need...]
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Hi Steve,

Steve Bertrand wrote:
> 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".

My comments, which I still stand by and never said that I spoke for more than 
just me, weren't meant to "light Uri up" or even to suggest that "he's doing it 
wrong".  And of course, my opinions don't even imply that I, myself, am as much 
an expert in Perl as Uri is.  Let's not look too deeply into my comments and 
extrapolate something that was never there...  :-)

Every one of us have been students at some point in our lives and as such, every 
one of us has an opinion...perhaps a unique opinion...about 'teaching' 
techniques.  Though the topic started about Perl, Uri's comment and my 
subsequent response could be applicable to almost any topic.

Forgive me in being harsh, but if your humble opinion reflects those on this 
list, then I would be a bit surprise...  I did not realize that this Perl 
mailing list was made up of two classes:  an exclusive club of "experts" and 
everyone else.  I had always thought that we're all equals here (someone will 
quip that some are more equal than others :-D ) and everyone helps everyone else 
[if their time and knowledge permits].  Am I mistaken, Steve?


PS:  I never claim to know as much Perl as Uri, but your Google test is flawed. 
  It only returns hits based on indexed pages; someone who teaches Perl as a 
profession in a class room and has no time to have an on-line presence is just 
as qualified.  We can't rely on Google for everything...

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