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Re: What Made the Perl Community Mean Spirited?

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Feb 14, 2015 at 00:51 UTC ( #1116682=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What Made the Perl Community Mean Spirited?

I tried to listen to the speech linked from your later post. I swear I did. I gave up after about ten minutes of random ramblings so I do not know what were the comments and as you can't have a fulltext search through someone's speech I probably will not ever know. One of the reasons Larry might find PerlMonks and the Perl community in general kind of mean spirited is the failed project of rewriting Perl and the (mine included) not so favourable responses to the endless progress and "progress" reports. I understand that it hurts.

Now I'm rather thick skinned and goal oriented so I can't assess the mean spiritedness of the community properly, but I do not find the community mean spirited in general.

Jenda
Enoch was right!
Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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Re^2: What Made the Perl Community Mean Spirited? (ugly babies)
by LanX (Sage) on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:36 UTC
    A guy with rather bad manners and a record of down-voted post (demonstrating questionable social skills) passes by and spreads FUD.

    But the monk community takes it serious and starts discussing his unsubstantiated claims.

    > One of the reasons Larry might think ... the Perl community ... mean spirited ...

    Oh really, does he think so? So ...

    • Why should Larry come to every YAPC and even more national conferences if he was thinking like this?
    • Why would he need an ersatz troll to communicate his sorrows?

    Well .. OK ... let's start a new discussion:

    What made January born babies so ugly and bad smelling?

    You know what I'm talking about!

    The internet proving this and we all are worried about the consequences.

    It has already driven some long-time parents away from having more babies.

    Countermeasures must be taken now!

    Do something!

    Cheers Rolf

    PS: Je suis Charlie!

      LOL

      My first introduction to the concept was the political variant: Have you stopped beating your wife yet?

      I have taken to responding to these kinds false-assertion questions with: Objection, Your Honor: Supposition.

      If that gets questions rolling about what I mean, success.
      For that matter, if they look confused and simply move on, still sucess.

        I have taken to responding to these kinds false-assertion questions with: Objection, Your Honor: Supposition.

        Ah, but a good inquisitor will get you in a rhythm so you will answer without thinking.

      I was a January baby. Luckily, my parents didn't expose me on a mountain in an urn because of ugliness and whiffiness, and I eventually became a Perlist.

      However, am I a mean-spirited one? Well, if you were to look and smell like me, you'd be just as curmudgeonly!

      :D

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