Olaf Alders

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  • Makoto Nozaki commented on RFC: Perl software of the year award

    Thanks all for the feedback. I have opened the discussion with the TPF steering committee and TPF President separately.

  • Sawyer X commented on PRC 2016 - Second Trimester

    I've just merged and released a new version of WWW::xkcd with your patches. Thank you for the contribution.

    I do feel like I need to offer some words of self defense. My time is very limited and I spend it on numerous projects (not including work, hobbies, and some form of life). I try to optimize it to what makes the most benefit to people and to myself. Yesterday, for example, I had spent over 5 hours to properly review emails and write a new Perl 5 Porters summary.

    This means that contributions to something such as a small toy module to fetch comics I wrote at the beginnin…

  • Alberto Simões commented on PRC 2016 - Second Trimester

    Dear Sawyer,

    Sorry. I should probably rephrase the whole post. Or probably now it is a bit too late.

    For me things weren't that bad. I know you, Ricardo Signes and Paul Johnson enough, to know of your busy lives. And that is why I used "it seems", because I know it is not true.

    But as CPAN PR Challenge tries to persuade new Perl users to contribute, for those, not getting any answers might be frustrating.

    Thank you!

  • Aristotle commented on PRC 2016 - Second Trimester
    And that is why I used "it seems", because I know it is not true.

    Culture gap I guess. “It seems” usually means “from what I can tell”, i.e. a position you are not necessarily sure about but which you conclude based on an observation. If you actually disagree with the impression – if you really mean something like “it gives the false impression” – then you need to explicitly say that. Otherwise most readers will misinterpret you. (I did, too.)

  • Alberto Simões commented on PRC 2016 - Second Trimester

    I see what you mean, thanks Aristotle. Sometimes not easy to know how other will read, mainly when not writing in your own language.

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