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Re: A modest request of Merlyn

by WhiteBird (Hermit)
on Jul 14, 2004 at 13:20 UTC ( #374296=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A modest request of Merlyn

I just have to put one more nail in this dead-horse coffin. After looking at all of this it seems to me that Merlyn should absolutely keep his disclaimer. He really is saying that it is all about the code. Nothing else. (read the disclaimer until that sinks in). If he calls me a fool then I need to remember that it's about the code, just the code, not me personally. It would get tedious if he had to explain that every single time his remarks get off center.

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Re^2: A modest request of Merlyn
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Jul 22, 2004 at 23:31 UTC

    If one would call the code foolish instead of the person it would remove all doubt.

    How much more efficient and maintainable this would be. It would the avoid needless reimplementation of these threads. It would be positive for the community and probably raise the very feeling of community, thus contributing to security in the "neighborhood watch" sense.

      Can't this thread be locked or something?

      Merlin responds the way he does because (choose any or all of):

      1. he doesn't care whether you like him
      2. he doesn't care whether you are offended by the way he says things
      3. he likes to repeatedly defend the way he acts
      4. he likes to see others defend the way he acts
      5. he thinks it's more efficient to defend the way he responds some of the time, than to watch how he responds all the time
      He, and most of the community, feel he has earned the right to make these choices.

      End of story.

        His responses are not the issue of this thread. The disused and condescending disclaimer is (paraphrased as: Attention! Keep reading until you understand I'm right and your own thoughts on any matter wherein we differ are invalid; you might have to re-read it a few times, I know how tough reading comprehension can be for some). I was trying to be playful with it above. No one earns the right to avoid being called on hypocrisy. It has nothing to do with his well known and well considered value to this site and Perl in general.

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