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Thursday May 29, 2003
02:19 AM

Newbies

[ #12488 ]

On a CGI-newbie board that I read someone asked a question about getting data out of an Access database. I replied saying that the answer to their question depended completely on the code they had written and suggesting that they posted it to the board.

This morning I get an email from them saying that they hadn't written any code, but they had the Access database. To prove it, they attached 1.2Mb of Access database file. What am I going to do with an Access database?

Also from the same board (in response to a different question):

Knowledgeable Person: Is the path to perl in the first line of your program correct?

Newbie: It seems to be. But that line is commented out.

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    This morning I get an email from them saying that they hadn't written any code, but they had the Access database. To prove it, they attached 1.2Mb of Access database file. What am I going to do with an Access database?

    There appears to be a rule when participating in newsgroups or mailings-lists: Never appear to be too helpful. Often enough I received private mails of help-seekers that would have eventually promoted me to their private consultant if I had replied. Sometimes even they would send me a few hu
  • by educated_foo (3106) on 2003.05.29 8:59 (#20600) Journal
    Newbie: It seems to be. But that line is commented out.
    I thought this was absolutely beautiful. The correct response, of course, would be "see that exclamation point after the '#'? That means 'not a comment'."

    /s