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  • by modred (49) on 2006.02.28 6:50 (#46353) Journal
    You don't think that the feeling of "no one wants to talk about problem X" and "There aren't enough people to do the work." are related?

    Or how about the barriers to entry to help out? Real or perceived I've noticed a definite feeling of "I would never deign to tell $perl_deity that $x is wrong. $perl_deity is so much smarter than me"

    • "I would never deign to tell $perl_deity that $x is wrong. $perl_deity is so much smarter than me"

      That doesn't sound like a barrier to entry for helping out, that sounds like confusion about what the words "wrong" and "smarter" mean. If someone sees some '$x' they think is a problem, then either they're haven't researched it enough, or they are wrong and the documentation isn't clear enough about why, or they're right and the problem needs attention. As far as real barriers, there is no social barrier t

      • "Audrey hands out commit bits like a drug dealer drumming up more business." LOL!

        If only there were more pushers, and maybe some money changing hands.

        I must confess that I have not been involved in Perl6 as much as I would like. I have enough demons as it is and not enough daemons.

    • If by some chance you consider me a Perl deity (guru maybe, if you squint at Nat's Seven Stages chart and ignore a few steps), then please feel free to tell me I'm wrong. I write about Perl more than most programmers, so the volume of my opinions makes it likely that I'll be wrong often.

      • Indeed, you shouldn't hold back.

        I tell him he's wrong all the time, and the result has (mostly) been better code. :)
    • I would never deign to tell $perl_deity that $x is wrong. $perl_deity is so much smarter than me.

      As someone whose specific job it is to tell Larry when I think he's wrong, I can certainly empathize with that trepidation. ;-)

      But I can also tell you that bona fide @perl_deities are smart enough to know that they're not always smart enough. And humble enough to welcome corrections when they're needed.

      The thing I've found most useful (both in telling someone else they're wrong, and in being told mysel

      • Here is a rule I live by that the Marines taught me. Never bitch unless you have at least two suggestions for improvement.

        • Oh neat, I specifically like the "at least 2" part.

          (adds it to his "unless you have a better way, and are willing to do the work if you have to")