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Steve Bertrand
August 17, 2009 20:38
Re: Perl "expert" [Was: Re: Attentipn Please!! Need...]
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Raymond Wan wrote:

> 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...  :-)

My apologies... I read in too deeply. I've been entrenched with a lot
lately, and it seems as though I took too much of a defencive stance. Me
thinks I might have brought certain outside influences into something
which is far from political.

> 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?

My apologies all, and to you Raymond,

I meant nothing of the sort. Sheesh, I know better. I don't/didn't mean
to nit pick at all. I've been reading a lot lately, and reviewing much
of what history has to say about Perl. Perhaps I got overzealous when it
seemed that the names of those who were there from the start were being
'put down'.

This list isn't for that, nor is any list. This list is, and always will
be what it was originally designed for... Perl programming. I'm still
just a beginner!

> 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.  

Agreed... my frustration allowed me to take the simple route, and I
seriously apologize.

> We can't rely on Google for
> everything...

What?! so I didn't just win the Nigerian lottery? I just sent $4,000 CDN!


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