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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by TeeJay (2309) on 2004.06.15 14:08 (#31563) Homepage Journal
    Brevity and clarity are vital skills to anybody who really wants to be succesful in IT. Essays themselves were never a problem at university - anyone can research and regurgitate on a given topic with a minmum of understanding - the harder part is getting a point accross or explaining a solution to problem in a given ammount of time and space.

    Those students that add bells and whistles or waffle or struggle to meet limits in size and time are going to really struggle later in real work, or be a problem for their bosses or cowrkers a they over-engineer, blind-with-science and bullshit their way through their career.

    Not that I think your students are a trying anything on - just that correctintg these problems early on will have a big benefit.

    Nothing teaches you the importance of deadlines and brevity like the threat of failed coursework or getting a poor grade on something you have worked really hard on.

    --

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;