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Raymond Wan
August 19, 2009 18:34
Re: Perl "expert"
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Hi Ian/Randal,

Ian wrote:
>>> Randal L. Schwartz wrote :
>> And I'm with Uri here... I definitely do *not* answer anything that I
>> haven't
>> had experience with, unless I preface my answer with "I think..."  so that
>> Smarter People(tm) can check my work.  If only everyone followed that rule,
>> life would be simpler. :)

Personally (and we're now nit-picking natural [human] language), the fact that 
these words are coming from my fingers implies it's an opinion.  "I think..." is 
always implied unless each time I typed a word, I asked a committee for 
consensus.  :-)

> <quote>
> 2.1 - What is the list for?
> A list for beginning Perl programmers to ask questions in a friendly
> atmosphere.
> </quote?

Ian, your point is a good one and (honestly), it is why I brought it up in the 
first place.  I'm on (i.e., "lurking" :-) ) several lists and, for some reason, 
I see newbies picked on for etiquette here more than anywhere else.  A 
"beginner" in Perl doesn't mean every new person just found out about the 
Internet yesterday...  Anyway, this wasn't the first time; happens once every 
few months...  *sigh*


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