From: Eric Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Leah Neukirchen <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: add technical/whyperl Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2020 22:17:41 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20200408221741.GA10142@dcvr> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Leah Neukirchen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Did you forget reply-all? Re-adding Cc: email@example.com since you've already posted there in the past. > Eric Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > Some people don't like Perl; but it exists, there's no > > avoiding it with everything that depends on it. And > > nearly all code still works unmodified after 20 years. > > > + Furthermore, Perl documentation is typically installed as > > + manpages, allowing users to quickly access and learn it > > + offline. > > I absolutely don't mind using Perl, but I cannot say this is true. > I tried to learn Perl from the man pages, and things got sooo much > clearer once I picked up the Camel book. The man pages are good for > reference, but not for learning from scratch. Interesting, thanks for the comment. I'll reword it, how about: Furthermore, Perl documentation is typically installed locally as manpages, allowing users to quickly refer to documentation as needed. ? Fwiw, I guess my own learning experiences are atypical. I've never picked up a book on Perl or any language/skill I'm familiar with. Mainly source diving, manpages, lurking on mailing lists, archives, newsgroups, etc. along with lots of trial-and-error. It's all very scattered (like my brain :x), and I suppose it's reflected in how public-inbox works and gets developed; including my aversion to centralization and unnecessary structure in things such as trackers with labels/priorities.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-04-08 22:17 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-04-07 9:49 Eric Wong 2020-04-08 0:41 ` Kyle Meyer 2020-04-08 22:26 ` Eric Wong 2020-04-09 1:14 ` Kyle Meyer [not found] ` <email@example.com> 2020-04-08 22:17 ` Eric Wong [this message] 2020-04-08 22:37 ` Leah Neukirchen
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