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Re^5: RFC: Perl-Critic policy: ProhibitInlineSystemArgs

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jul 02, 2006 at 15:23 UTC ( #558858=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: RFC: Perl-Critic policy: ProhibitInlineSystemArgs
in thread RFC: Perl-Critic policy: ProhibitInlineSystemArgs

But just as many experienced drivers are capable of deciding that 55/65/70 mph is too fast in fog/driving rain/icy/high traffic volume conditions, they are also capable of deciding that it is unnecessarially slow on an empty highway, on a dry, sunny, Sunday morning, but the power-that-be are most unlikely to take a favourable view of them making the latter judgement. Unfortunately, the law is an ass simply because the is no way to enshrine the concept of good judgement into it.

True.

Unfortunately there is a rather large chunk of the world that thinks they have good judgement when they manifestly do not. Given the occasions where I have been given a Big Ball Of Mud to maintain I'm not entirely certain that I wouldn't be better off if there weren't a lot more people slavishly obeying things like the rules PBP.

I know for certain that I'm better off now that I've forced some people at $WORK to read it :-)

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Re^6: RFC: Perl-Critic policy: ProhibitInlineSystemArgs
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 02, 2006 at 16:53 UTC
    I'm not entirely certain that I wouldn't be better off if there weren't a lot more people slavishly obeying things like the rules PBP.

    Trouble is, there are an awful lot of people that like you, feel that they know enough to impose their judgements upon those mythical others.

    Whilst I do not doubt that you have both the knowledge and experience to back up your judgement, there is a rather large chunk of the world that thinks they have [the] good judgement [to so impose] when they manifestly do not.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      Trouble is, there are an awful lot of people that like you, feel that they know enough to impose their judgements upon those mythical others.

      Beyond encouraging people to read PBP, and discussing some of the issues, I've not imposed my judgements on anybody.

      I'm not entirely certain that I wouldn't be better off being Dictator For Life... I'm not suggesting that I impose this on anybody though :-)

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