A Plea For A Return To Sanity!!!

Kris J. Zaragoza kzaragoza at mediaone.net
Sat Aug 28 00:37:28 CEST 1999


On Fri, 27 Aug 1999 11:15:03 -0500, Thomas Bryan <tbryan at arlut.utexas.edu> 
wrote:
>Ivan Van Laningham wrote:
>> 
>> Tim Peters wrote:
>> >
>> > Besides,
>> > Tom's very public misunderstandings are a *great* base on which to build a
>> > "Python for Perlers" FAQ.  Python isn't self-evident at first glance, and > > it's good to relive the initial confusions through his articulate eyes 
>> > <ahem> (you may not have liked how he phrased things, but there was no
>> > doubt about what he was saying -- that's good writing).
>> 
>> Quite seriously, I think this is a very good idea.  If I knew more than
>> nothing about Perl, I would volunteer to put such FAQ together; but not
>> only do I know zilch, I don't even have time to be writing this
>> letter ;-)
>
>Is anyone putting this together?  Should it be a FAQ Wizard or what?
>I could set up a FAQ Wizard on my Starship page if others are willing 
>to contribute.  I must confess that I haven't used Perl much since
>learning
>Python, so I'd need a lot of help.
>
>-------------------------------------------
>Tom Bryan
>Applied Research Laboratories
>University of Texas at Austin

If you set something up and posted a link, I would happily contribute.
I've had to quite a bit of Perl hacking (and integration with Notes!)
for an installation program on Unix.  I've seen both sides of Perl and 
Python, both as a newbie when I was learning the languages, and now as
I help others at work learn them.  With any luck, I might have some
tidbit of knowledge that will help someone else out.

-- 
Kris J. Zaragoza           | "Unfortunately, most people can't out-think a
kzaragoza at mediaone.net     | grapefruit."  --Jon Bodner




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