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•Re^2: On Being Polite

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 02, 2004 at 00:14 UTC ( #395789=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: On Being Polite
in thread Abigail-II and some thoughts

I have to say that beyond learning a couple of new things about Perl, going through those of your posts I did, I think you do get a "bad rap" when it comes to this. I expected to find many more examples than I did. Mostly, I think because I have aquired the feeling that you are a greater offender in this regard than most.

I now think that this impression is probably because as you are a "headline" monk, any transgression on your behalf tends to get inflated out of proportion.

Thank you! Thank you for doing that and reporting your findings. You're the second (third?) person who has done that, with similar results.

I could only wish that more of my detractors actually examine the record, which is very public. I'll stand behind my record. Yes, there are moments when I spew crap. But the ratio of non-crap to crap might surprise a few people here. {grin}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^3: On Being Polite
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Oct 02, 2004 at 00:39 UTC

    As a footnote, I don't consider myself one of your "detractors". Sure, we've crossed swords a few times, but then I'm an argumentative barsteward and tend to argue my point of view until I've either conveyed it to my satisfaction, or recieve counter-argument that pursuades me to change that POV. Or stalemate.

    You've also thrown some fairly strong assertions and language in my direction over time, but that's mostly in the "heat of battle", for which I'm apt to respond in kind, and which is fair game.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
    "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
    "Think for yourself!" - Abigail
    "Memory, processor, disk in that order on the hardware side. Algorithm, algorithm, algorithm on the code side." - tachyon

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