Dec 11, 2003, 6:47 PM
Re: [Recall] pattern matching
I must interject here. Your first post in this thread was a reply to uri by saying "It can be made even shorter =)". When I first read it, I thought "umm, okay. why didn't he show us the shorter code?", so I think the initial response you received was justified.
I also think that KevinR has a valid point that occasionally the response to a question doesn't always correlate to the experience level of the person asking. While I can see how uri's reponse to john8320 may be difficult for a new user to understand without more explanation, at least he offered assistance.
I don't see how your post contributed anything to the thread, except to inflame someone who was actually trying to help. Additionally, you stated fallacies which when brought to your attention, you reversed position and contradicted yourself. No matter how good a programmer you may be, please remember to keep an open mind.
I found your use of "wannabe gurus" interesting. The dictionary tells us that, among other definitions, that a "guru" is "a recognized leader in a field". By this definition, both uri and davorg are gurus in the perl community, because [url=http://www.sysarch.com/perl/sort_paper.html]their [url=http://www.manning.com/cross/]accomplishments and interest in helping others are well-known.
All I ask of users of this forum is to be civil to each other and try to help those you can. This includes avoiding conflict, refraining from personal attacks, supporting your statements, and once in a while just biting your tongue so that a useless thread like this can disappear into antiquity.
(This post was edited by Jasmine on Dec 11, 2003, 6:49 PM)