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Re: What!? Where are the flames?

by zebedee (Pilgrim)
on Aug 07, 2001 at 19:31 UTC ( #102811=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What!? Where are the flames?

Like melguin, I am a Perl and Perl Monks newbie, and it's such a pleasant place that I dip in every now and then and learn something new. Not sure what some monks are smoking, though, given some of the stuff that goes on in the chatterbox ;-)

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Re: Re: What!? Where are the flames?
by ralphie (Friar) on Aug 08, 2001 at 05:40 UTC
    ok, i'll be the jerk. it is definitely possible to naively ask a question that's readily resolvable by consulting the documentation. but it's also very possible to forget about your own responsibility in researching the approach you are taking. as was said in the original post, knowing where to look is a skill as well, and there's a difference between asking for the answer and asking where to look. sometimes the "nicest" thing you can do is tell someone to assume responsibility for themselves ... otherwise we'd all be lawyers, expecting others to take care of us.
      Excellent point, and you're only a jerk if lose your cool when telling someone where to find the answer. Your approach seems closer to the "teach a man to fish..." philosophy, so I'd say that's a great thing.


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