Introduction to Perl for non-programming Mac folk

Christopher Jones c.jones at
Tue Dec 23 14:15:41 GMT 2008

On 23 Dec 2008, at 13:36, Ovid wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----
>>> Besides, getting the response "RTFM!" is a total turn-off, even  
>>> for a
>>> seasoned pro.
>> And more to the point, "RTFM" is just plain rude.
> As has been pointed out by wiser people than me (that would be most,  
> I expect), all you need to do to avoid RTFM is to mock the language  
> and claim it's so stupid that it can't do "X" and the RTFM jerks  
> will condescendingly prove you're wrong by replying with only a few  
> lines of code.

What a cunning ruse! I only hope they haven't read that message, and  
will continue to respond to such provocation.


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