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Erez Schatz

  • Commented on Status update on the p5 MOP project
    Development in the open (both in the public and the source sense) is a blessing and a curse. I believe in what you guys are doing and can't wait for this project to push the Perl world forward the way...
  • Commented on Please Excuse This Limited Commercial Interruption
    Hi, I went over to your other blog, but it told me "do not read this blog" so I didn't....
  • Commented on Helping those who allow themselves to be helped
    It’s the “I had to suffer to get to where I am now and you should be put to the same task as everyone else, you noobs get off my forum”. Also http://xkcd.com/386/...
  • Commented on Helping those who allow themselves to be helped
    Before reading the post: Why exactly does the “usual drone of noobs” has anything to do with you? Let them drone. Move along. So someone was ignorant AND demanding. Did he offend you? Is your existence, or well being depend...
  • Commented on What if we could drop archives into @INC?
    It's mostly a matter of an ecosystem. If you want Java-like installation, you'll need a Java-like runtime, with its 2,000 classes and whatnot, and almost everything else being reimplemented by the program creators. Same with something like Python, where they...
  • Commented on Should Perl have a `chomped` function?
    “it is not intuitive, especially to the new user” Principle of Least Astonishment: Any language that doesn’t occasionally surprise the novice will pay for it by continually surprising the expert. As it is, the chomp(my $input = <>) is probably...
  • Commented on Perl Podcasts
    There was a nice episode of Coding by Numbers with Damian Conway, Paul Fenwick, and Jacinta Richardson here: http://files.codingbynumbers.com/mp3/cbn-ep31.mp3 Randal Schwartz' FLOSS Weekly have had a few Perl episodes, including: Perl Critic: http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/189 Strawberry Perl: http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/170 Rakudo Perl 6: http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/140...
  • Commented on Writing API clients in Perl and Python
    I think it's a matter of timespan, as the CPAN exists for a big enough chunk of time for practices to take hold and for tools to evolve. Once this atmosphere of quality (or kwalitee) became the basic standard of...
  • Commented on Is there in truth no Perl?
    I'm very much a lover of JavaScript, and of prototypes as an OO system, but I don't think it share much philosophy with Perl, being more of a Java meets Lisp/Scheme kind of hybrid. I'm not sure what you're referring...
  • Commented on Is there in truth no Perl?
    Looking at the Philosophy section of the Ruby Wikipedia page, it does mention stuff like "systems design needs to emphasize human, rather than compute" and Principle of Least Astonishment, both very Larry-ish ideas. The Perl-to-Ruby page also mentions some other...
  • Posted Is there in truth no Perl? to The Sumō of Programming

    While working on my Tel Aviv.pm talk about DBIx::Class talk (more to follow on that), I met an acquaintance of mine from a deceased start-up I worked on a few years back. We chatted a bit, he said he's still writing in C/C++ (mainly GUI stuff), and when I…

  • Commented on Scalar-only Perl
    First person that adds syntax validation to a blogging/commenting system will run away with the money....
  • Commented on Padre is starting to smell a little bit like 1.0
    I have to say, wow, this really looks like something on par with other IDE's I worked with. I'll sure give Padre a spin and see how it really muster in relation to my current workflow, but kudos on the...
  • Commented on Bangalore.pm meetup 6th August 2011
    I wish you luck in forming your community, and also luck to the Royal Challengers, hopefully winning the IPL next year!...
  • Commented on Rewriting the language
    I recently got to a bit of a kerfuffle with Bradley Kuhn over his "Harmony Considered Harmful" blog post. Obviously missed the obvious pun in Harm(ony|ful)....
  • Posted Rewriting the language to The Sumō of Programming

    Not Perl, mind you, I'm not in that area (yet?). But some key terms I keep hear buzzing around, and, in the tradition of starting the Christmas season in late July, I'll begin my Festivus preparation with some minor Airing of Grievances.

    • X Driven Development
  • Commented on And so it begins
    There is a hole in your mind....
  • Posted It was bound to happen - Perl numbrenclature to The Sumō of Programming

    Here's what happened.

  • Commented on Google+: A Review
    I think they are mainly being careful. They forced Google Buzz integration on everyone who had a Google account and that caused a lot of problems for their users. It just might be that they are trying to prevent those...
  • Commented on the "everything is a file" metaphor
    I think of acme (and sam) as the finest editors I had worked with, so I'm very interested in knowing more of what you've borrowed from acme to Kephra....
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    Also, remove the insanity of having to predeclare every feature you wish to use. Strict, warnings, 5.10, 5.12 etc etc....
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    The arrow notation, dereferencing, Moose in core....
  • Commented on Non-functional perl code testing - automated code review
    This is excellent, are you planning on creating a module that will aggregate all this testing goodness into a cohesive code review script?...
  • Commented on Padre 0.80 has been released.
    And by Padre, I assume you mean Padre, right? Gotta keep SEOing, y'know ;)...
  • Commented on Why don't they contribute to open source projects
    "Have you just volunteered to give such a talk during the February Tel Aviv Perl Mongers meeting?" I think I just did :)...
  • Posted Why don't they contribute to open source projects to The Sumō of Programming

    Recently, on the Israel.pm list Gabor Szabo wrote:

    In a recent poll conducted by Elizabeth Naramore people were asked why they don't con…
  • Commented on Why Module::Build is great
    I hope you do, flame wars are excellent for a blog's popularity....
  • Commented on The best widget set to create a GUI program in Perl
    This depends on what you want. Simplest is probably Tk, and it will (mostly) run on anything that runs Perl, but it's not as slick as the others and definitely doesn't integrate well with the OS (as all widgets are...
  • Commented on Daily WTF
    Aside, I stopped reading DailyWTF a while ago. At a certain point it all starts to sound like "...blah blah blah, new job, blah blah blah, no VCS/bug tracker, blah blah blah legacy code..." and the occasional code example where...
  • Commented on Creating a task manager, stage the first, or: the itcy and scratchy show
    Thanks, I'll make sure to use these channels...
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  • Sawyer X commented on Helping those who allow themselves to be helped

    I don’t think you were wrong, Joel.

    I think whether he was a n00b(tm) or not, it doesn’t change the fact he was ignorant (not being offensive, but rather saying “missing knowledge and information”) AND demanding. Actually, he was a total ass.

    It’s important for me to note a few things, and I apologize for the long comment.

    • If you’re a noob or not, you still have to behave properly in order for people to help you. Hence your title “those who allow themselves to be helped”.
    • When you were a newbie (and althou…
  • Mark A. Stratman commented on Helping those who allow themselves to be helped

    I know this is a “well, duh!” response, but maybe it’s worth thinking about.

    In public internet exchanges (like on IRC, SO, mailing lists, etc) if I find myself annoyed, angered, or in any other negative state - I simply remove myself from it.

    It’s really that simple. If I find myself wondering if I’m being too harsh, that’s a clear and immediate indicator that I need to step back.

    More directly to your question - your response could certainly be interpreted as harsh. But I certainly don’t believe it was necessarily rude, or…

  • Joel Berger commented on Helping those who allow themselves to be helped

    @SawyerX, thank you for those unbelievably kind complements! My only response is, the backlash really wasn’t even present, it was in my own mind; I caught myself feeling angered, and I could no longer see my wordings from an objective position. As I said before, I don’t want to become one of those screaming voices.

    You know, you have made several nice comments over these past few years; are you going to YAPC::NA? I think I would like to buy you a drink.

    @Mark, Its a good point; while I really love the interaction on SO, if I ever find that my hackles go up, I sho…

  • Sawyer X commented on Helping those who allow themselves to be helped

    Hell yes I’m coming to YAPC::NA! I’ve been here in Madison since Thursday. Today I hung out with rafl and ogi (hope that’s the correctly spelling).

    Are you in Madison already?

    Drop me a line: xsawyerx AAATTT cpan DD0TT org[anization].

  • Buddy Burden commented on Please Excuse This Limited Commercial Interruption
    I went over to your other blog, but it told me "do not read this blog" so I didn't.

    Very wise of you. Most people heedlessly plunge on anyway, then live to regret it.

    Well, I assume they live to regret it. Perhaps the experience just kills them ...

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