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Re: A Tribute To The Monks Of Wisdom

by blazar (Canon)
on Nov 21, 2008 at 10:50 UTC ( #725091=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Tribute To The Monks Of Wisdom

May I have a drum roll please!

Ok, Monks, I have spent quite a bit of time contemplating whether or not this write-up would be a complete waste of time due to it's insignificance, and whether or not it might even warrant some serious XP loss on my part (though I prayed that it wouldn't *big pouty eyes*). However, I'm doing it anyways, so here goes....

I personally believe that I can understand your concerns. In fact if I were you I would keep such a snippet for myself: there's been a recent, instructive and thorough discussion about how to do to so. In fact snippets posted here should be aimed at providing general help to monks, however simple they may look: and I don't think it qualifies. In this sense I see two major issues with it:

  • it still looks much like a work in progress, despite your enthusiasm that you made it work: just consider how many answers and comments you received; IMHO a snippet should be like a well cleaned up and polished peArl illustrating a general concept;
  • it is not about a "A Tribute To The Monks Of Wisdom" which is completely useless as a title for future reference: that it is your dedication to some helpful people here is mostly irrelevant. (Which is also the reason why I considered it.)

This is a tiny snippet of code, an excersise which teaches basic file manipulation, which is my current venture into the world of Perl. It means nothing, I'm sure, to the code catacombs per se, however, it's significance lies in it's construction. [...]

(Additional emphasis from me.)

Then it would have been perhaps better suited to the Meditations section, or perhaps if you wanted to stress the help received here, then to Perl Monks Discussion.

If you can't understand the incipit, then please check the IPB Campaign.

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