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Re: A simple question

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Aug 30, 2018 at 23:03 UTC ( #1221407=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A simple question
in thread The Future of Perl 5

Is there another way that your answer should be interpreted?

Yes; it's an analogy.

I don't know how many other people have their names in the CREDITs file. Dozens for sure. Hundreds perhaps. I'd be happy to be in the company of all those wonderful people, but I don't like how this project turned out, I don't endorse it, and I don't care to be associated with the end product.

Analogies are never perfect.

According to my dictionary...

You shouldn't need to refer to a dictionary to determine if your behavior is kind.

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Re^2: A simple question
by rje (Deacon) on Oct 15, 2020 at 20:48 UTC

    I know I'm dumping, and adding noise, but I've been on Perlmonks for umpteen years now, and I do NOT equate it with kind behavior. More the opposite. It's a dangerous place. Or maybe you can call it "high standards". That would make me a Perl redneck, I suppose.

    Chromatic and Liz are both Denizens in my book. For whatever reason, you both have respect -- street cred -- whatever -- within the Perl community.

    So when mommy and daddy fight, I hope nobody is happy.

      I appreciate the kind thoughts, but I don't aspire to be some kind of elder statesman or anything. I'm human like everyone else here. I have a lot of opinions and some of them are going to turn out to be wrong and some probably terrible.

      I'll own up to the bad ones and hope that if they're harmful, I get called out and rethink them.

      In exchange for that, I feel like it's my responsibility to call out harmful opinions when I can, in a way that's effective.

      Despite my public disagreement here, I hold Liz in the highest regard. I think it's the sign of maturity to be able to do that and disagree.

      Dangerous? Really? Is that the general state of discourse here? That it is a threat to one’s safety or well being? :|

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