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  • Yuki Kimoto commented on I think subroutine signatures don't need arguments count checking

    and PHP

    function foo($x, $y) {

    }

    foo(1) // ok
    foo(1, 2) // ok
    foo(1, 2, 3) // ok

    I like JavaScript and PHP way. This is natural.

  • weissel commented on I think subroutine signatures don't need arguments count checking

    Hmmm.

    Yuki, you seem to have a strong opinion here.
    Not that there is anything wrong with having strong opinions --- but it would be much better if you could at least point to some facts that support your opinion.
    Like, say, benchmarks. Like, say, code (show the source code!) that does run appreciably faster without argument checking.

    Performance at all costs of programmer usability, maintenance and bug finding ease would mean that you write highly optimized, hand-polished assembler running on the bare metal of the machine, with no OS to slow things down…

  • Duncan White commented on Newbie Poison

    Like others, I think you were a bit harsh picking out the "what CPU" question, that response seems clear simple and polite to me.

    But I do agree that the "bad practices" second answer was rather snotty and unhelpful - especially saying that the OP's code had several bad practices but not bothering to clearly explain: which specific bad practices he had in mind. Maybe the commentator had had a bad day?

    More generally, I completely agree that we should take the time to reply helpfully and politely on various Perl beginner forums.

  • bois commented on Why you probably don't want to use claws-mail

    I never heard of claws mail until today, I did a quick search to gather some info and this page was in the first results.

    The IRC logs imply a blatant mistake, if not a perverse evil intent, on the maintainers' part for not documenting what is without doubt an essential function of a mail software that aims to be user-friendly. But, as anyone who has ever done useful work to the society knows, when a maintainer and a user have a heated argument, typically it's the user who has a problem. So, inspired by your post, I decided to try claws mail out to decide whether it is worth my time …

  • bois commented on Why you probably don't want to use claws-mail

    And yes, I'm not going to help someone who is unable to follow guidance from upstream or at least cooperate with them, because I dream of a better world where people don't troll at volunteers.

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