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Raymond Wan
August 17, 2009 21:52
Re: Perl "expert"
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Hi all,

Uri Guttman wrote:
> especially when he admitted he was weak in perl. the situation of the
> blind leading the blind can be very dangerous and i was trying to head
> that off in this case. i have seen it lead to very bad situations where
> the total newbie is suckered in to bad coding by someone they 'trust'
> who befriends them but barely knows much more perl. 

No, I don't disagree with you at all.  I think I, myself, said "do more harm 
than good" in my original reply.

However, I can understand why anyone who isn't an expert would be all to eager 
to help.  Perhaps they've received help by an expert recently and feel that by 
helping others, they are returning the favor.  "Keep the balance", so to speak, 
of questions asked/questions answered.

Of course, blind leading the blind is a bad thing.  But the intention was good 
and the admission of not being an expert was offered at the same time.  Maybe 
all I'm saying is "admonish, but admonish with restraint"; the person being 
admonish could be the next expert some day...if given the chance...  ;-)


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