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Re: I post to Perlmonks anonymously...

by liverpole (Monsignor)
on Dec 04, 2006 at 12:12 UTC ( #587627=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I post to Perlmonks anonymously...

By mistake, twice.  They were here and here.

I was mostly curious about people who login anonymously because they don't want to be associated with their words.  It must be a strange feeling to believe in something strongly enough to say it, but not strongly enough to "take credit" for it.

And it's true that you can't predict how people will react to what you've written.  One thing Perlmonks has taught me is to pause and consider carefully before writing the first thing that comes to mind, especially in response to something that at first glance appears inflammatory or provoking.  When I'm not sure how to respond to something, I often find it wisest to say nothing at all.


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Re^2: I post to Perlmonks anonymously...
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 04, 2006 at 17:28 UTC

    Some folks post anonymously because they don't want their coworkers to know that they're just learning it as they go! :)

      I would have to say that we are all learning as we go. Some of us are learning at different levels no doubt but I have seen some sharp people asking questions on Perl Monks.

      In fact I will admit right here in front of everyone, I have never successfully installed anything from CPAN. Both times I have tried the *$%#(*& module wouldn't build. Of course except for the Excel and XML modules I've never actually needed anything off CPAN. In the Excel case I just did it in VBA (ugh). I've never had time to futz with it at work, and I have different interests after work. That is changing now, but CPAN is my boogey man.

      Laugh all you want, I feel so much more humble now; soon I will try again (when I am not under a deadline) and ask my fellow monks what I am doing wrong if it doesn't work...

      Update: (VBA is Visual Basic for Applications, it is used to control the Office Applications)

        Do you have VC installed? Do you have nmake installed? Did you file a bug report?


        yeah, cpan on windows is famously #$@#$%!-prone.

        you're probably missing the build utils, familiar tools on linux machines such as compilers and make

        you want the Visual C++ Express Edition, now found here (formerly known as Visual C++ Toolkit).

        oh and one more prerequisite to happy CPANing: good luck!

        It's not what you look like, when you're doin' what you’re doin'.
        It's what you’re doin' when you’re doin' what you look like you’re doin'!
             - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Express yourself

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