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Ron Savage

  • Website: savage.net.au/
  • About: I try to write all code in Perl, but find I end up writing in bash, CSS, HTML, JS, and SQL, and doing database design, just to get anything done...
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  • Olaf Alders commented on PRC 2016 - Second Trimester

    Thanks for all of your contributions. It can be a bit disheartening to see your work (seemingly) get ignored. These are all very busy authors, though, so if they don't get to stuff right away, it's not personal.

    Having said that, don't be afraid to poke an author via email, Twitter etc if you don't get a response. I often don't see my GitHub notifications (not sure what's up with my email) and stuff does get past me. I have to make an effort to keep up with issues rather than count on notifications getting to me. It doesn't bother me at all if someone says "hey, did you see this…

  • 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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