SPUG: Regexp::Assemble question

Amit Sett amitsett at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 13:19:49 PST 2009

Thanks for the help. I will try incorporating the suggestions into the
code and let you know how it goes.

I am a hardware engineer with limited programming skills and as
such would expect to make a lot of errors that drive experienced
programmers crazy. Oh well, at least I try to learn from them.


On Feb 25, 2009, at 12:55 PM, "Michael R. Wolf" <MichaelRWolf at att.net>

> On Feb 25, 2009, at 9:20 AM, Mark Mertel wrote:
>> Mr. Sweger,
>> I'm no expert, but it seems to me that Mr. Krahn's comments are all
>> perfectly valid, and I can detect no ill intent, or slander towards
>> the original poster. His are the types of comments to be expected
>> during a professional code review. Were these directed at code I
>> had written, I would welcome them rather than take them personally.
> I'm somewhere in the middle.  Having read the OP twice, I now read
> it as ambiguous.  It could either be subtly hostile, or detachedly
> factual.
> On the first reading, I thought to myself, "How annoying.  Entirely
> correct, but annoyingly offputting", and agreed (privately) with
> Andy for defending this list as a "safe haven" for asking questions.
> Upon reading Mark's comments, I reread the OP and could see another
> interpretation:  just facts and opinions devoid of a personal attack.
> Unfortunately, that leaves me agreeing with Mark *and* Andy.
> I guess my $0.02 would, therefore, be something we all know -- it's
> difficult to infer tone from emails, so err on the side of humility,
> sensitivity, and creating the kind of "community rewrite" that Larry
> suggested we should be doing.  We need to make sure that the uber-
> l33t (as in misspelled "lete", short for elite -- a word I had to
> look up) make a safe place for newbies to progress through baby Perl
> to full fluency.  We don't want to scare them away to another
> language community.  That would be a loss for us and for them.
> Thanks, *ALL*, for being a community enough to encourage questions,
> answer them, and ensure a safe place for those conversations....
> --
> Michael R. Wolf
>    All mammals learn by playing!
>        MichaelRWolf at att.net
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