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Mohammad S Anwar

  • Website: www.manwar.org/
  • About: CPAN Author & Contributor. Co-editor of PerlWeekly newsletter. Write article for http://perl.com, Father of 3 angels. Indian by birth, British by choice.
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  • 1nickt commented on The Perl Community - a mixed bag of sometimes intollerance and sometimes fantastic help

    The Perl channels on IRC have been dominated by one super-active and energetic and brilliant and obnoxious individual for some time. The experience you describe has been the standard for a decade, and before that, it was already the standard experience, just featuring other characters. Before *that*, comp.lang.perl.misc was a similar crucible. The leading arrogant pr*ck from *those* times has thankfully moved on to pontificating about English grammar on S/O.

    But the real question here is not "why are people mean?" but, why did you waste your time? You seem to be blaming the "Perl com…

  • Matt S Trout (mst) commented on The Perl Community - a mixed bag of sometimes intollerance and sometimes fantastic help

    I have a horrible feeling it was me that you felt was telling you that you didn't know what you were doing, and that really wasn't the goal.

    Given all of the code you showed, the behaviour you were describing ... simply isn't something perl does. Which means, basically, you'd ended up in a position of looking for your car keys under the streetlamp rather than where you'd dropped them, which is a common failure mode of everybody when debugging.

    I believe the last thing I said before you left was "honestly I still think you're just confused about the data" and ... if I was seei…

  • trwww commented on The Perl Community - a mixed bag of sometimes intollerance and sometimes fantastic help

    First I'd like to preface my comment with a point that I'm not trying to negate your experience. I'm so happy that you are contributing. Perl needs (more, even) people like you so the ecosystem thrives. Thank you, sincerely, for your experience and contribution. And if you feel like you need to share content like this, all the better.

    I would like to say that I also appreciate the way mst contributes to perl. I can't speak for him, but whenever I'm on social media looking for help or ideas, he almost always one of the people that provides feedback, and I have to say that the WAY he c…

  • Gnustavo commented on Chopping substrings

    It's such a pleasure to read your posts...

    Thank you!

  • JayCee Zeus commented on Chopping substrings

    Minor bugfix in both versions of lcs:


    my $M = round (($min + $max ) / 2);

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