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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There was a good riff on the XY problem on Perlmonks: XY Problem [perlmonks.org].

    Also, for those inclined to tell you what the problem is, perhaps you should encourage them to write it as a test file [perlmonks.org]. At least that way you get something useful to work with.

    • I didn't even realize "the XY problem" had become a standard term for it. (Or that there was a better source about it to point to, within the Perl community rather than without. But knowing how things are, I should not be surprised. :) )

      I'd love to see test-driven bug reporting. Unfortunately that doesn't work in this case for a number of reasons. The primary reason in this case is that the problem is not with my code, but with theirs. :) Other problems are that this is SQL, and that the users are ef

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