APM: Fwd: UNS: Beginning perl need some guidance

Jack Lupton jacklupton at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 12:56:21 PST 2012


Thank you. I stand corrected.

I mentioned to someone not long ago that I could not find #perl-help. I
told him I used #perl when I needed help. He stated emphatically that one
should never, ever ask for help in #perl.  After a lengthy and somewhat
strained conversation I determined that he had never heard of freenode and
was unaware that its #perl was different that the MagNet. Conversely, at
the time I had never heard of MagNet. Now I use them both. And by the grace
of a very good friend - I am able to keep the irssi connection alive
through a screen session on his server. I may be wrong, but it seems like
#perl-help on MagNet is a little more helpful to beginners. And this
screen/irssi setup is pretty great.


On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Yaakov Sloman <yaakov at perlfoundation.org>wrote:

> Yes, MagNet does exist.  And there is #perl-help there.  However,
> freenode's #perl is generally a better way to get started.  MagNet is not
> "the Perl Community", it is a very active and meritorious group of Perl
> community members who run an IRC network.  It is a good place to go, but
> all things considered, it is *still* my advice to *start* on freenode.
> This is not because of a MagNet shortcoming but because of freenode's
> #Perl's strengths.
> Yaakov
> TPF Community Advocate
> MagNet IRC Operator
> On Nov 20, 2012, at 3:33 PM, Jack Lupton <jacklupton at gmail.com> wrote:
> I meant that to go to the list.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jack Lupton <jacklupton at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM
> Subject: Re: APM: UNS: Beginning perl need some guidance
> To: Wayne Walker <wwalker at solid-constructs.com>
> The Perl community has its own irc servers. They are called MagNet I
> believe. It is the only way I could connect to #perl-help which I could not
> find on freenet. I also had trouble using xChat which I've been using as an
> irc client for years. Connecting to the MagNet servers with irssi is no
> problem though. There are channels for #perl-help, #moose, #catalyst,
> #austinpm, and pretty much anything having to do with Perl. The #perl on
> MagNet is different and not as helpful as the #perl on the freenode
> servers.
> I'll do anything to increase my Perl knowledge, so feel free to ask me
> anything that troubles you. I'll try to help you figure it out.
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Wayne Walker <
> wwalker at solid-constructs.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:46:44AM -0600, Robin Remaley wrote:
>> > Hey y'all, I'm enrolled in ACC's online Perl Programming course and
>> > have a few questions. It seems to me like this class went from 0-60 in
>> > about four lessons, and though I grasp what I'm supposed to be doing,
>> > I'm a little lost. Well, more than a little, but not a lot. Anyone out
>> > there got a few minutes?
>> I highly recommend the #perl channel on IRC on freenode.net, you will
>> get much better response time.  But, they will expect you to have done
>> your own looking first.  You can also ask on #austin or #austin-ruby.
>> Wayne
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