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Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6

by talexb (Chancellor)
on Nov 23, 2016 at 15:29 UTC ( [id://1176422]=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I just read [Perl6] [+] on a list... with a Junction, and saw the Consideration for it to be re-titled as OT: "Perl6" from [+] on a list... with a Junction, and wondered if this is something that needs standardization. There are going to be more posts that deal specifically with Perl 6 -- and it would be nice to use the title differentiate these posts in some way. This would serve readers, as well as future archivists.

For this post, how about Perl 6: [+] on a list... with a Junction?

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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Re: Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6
by herveus (Prior) on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
    Howdy!

    I saw the request to mark it "OT". Clearly, that was wrong, as Perl 6 is not at all Off Topic here.

    Developing a standard for denoting Perl 6 specific items is not a Bad Thing.

    yours,
    Michael
      "...Perl 6 is not at all Off Topic here."

      Agree wholeheartedly. I don't think we should alienate people and/or push them away due to the version of Perl they are using. New Perl users who adopt Perl6 as their first language should be welcome here, as should people who began with Perl5 (or 4 or whatever) who are moving to Perl 6.

      Besides... Perlmonks is declining in activity. I for one welcome anyone who's willing to ask questions here.

        While I agree with you, I'm reluctant to repeat a discussion we just had not long ago.

        Please don't fall into the trap to feed a certain monk, who tries to push his agenda again and again by attacking Perl6 posts.

        update

        Or in divine words

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

        Besides... Perlmonks is declining in activity. I for one welcome anyone who's willing to ask questions here

        Perhaps we needed to ask, and still need to ask: "What would need to happen for PerlMonks to grow in activity?" (as distinct from "grow inactivity"!)

        Other than The Monastery, I know little about other Perl communities and gatherings. Do wiser Monks believe that the majority of serious1 Perl coders frequent here? If they do, then the question is wider and becomes: "What would have to happen to get Perl to become a more universally used language?"

        1 define "serious" however you like...

Re: Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6
by LanX (Saint) on Nov 23, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

      I would tend to avoid rampant use of square brackets in node titles. Such use complicates or even thwarts some ways of linking to such nodes.

      And, despite the strong preference to refer to the language as "Perl 6" not "Perl6", the nature of search tags is such that the tag for easy searching for "nodes related to Perl 6" is "perl6" because most search methods know that searching for "perl 6" finds things that mention "perl" and "6" (or, increasingly, even things that mention "perl" or "6", much to my annoyance and frustration).

      - tye        

        There are already many brackets in use ... anyway I think adding the tag to the title is just a weak workaround.

        IMHO the real thing would be a better integration of the keyword nodelet.

        That is, at least providing an input box while editing a post and making them searchable.

        Showing the keywords alongside in RAT and Newest Nodes would be a plus.

        Update

        OTOH keywords are not inherited from the root node to replies...

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

Re: Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6
by hippo (Bishop) on Nov 23, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

    IMHO this would greatly benefit (a) those who are interested only in Perl6 and (b) those who are not remotely interested in Perl6. It would also be no detriment to everyone else.

Re: Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6
by stevieb (Canon) on Nov 23, 2016 at 15:39 UTC

    That's what I've done in the past when posting Perl6 questions...

Re: Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6
by jdporter (Paladin) on Nov 23, 2016 at 22:20 UTC

    If we're going to standardize (and I certainly believe it would be a good idea to do so), then I'd suggest [P6], for two reasons: (1) it's shorter than any alternative, and (2) it avoids any, ehrm, "discussions", about how right or wrong it is to have a space between "Perl" and "6" or not. :-)

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
      if the shortness of [P6] is a good thing i think that in this case clarity and avoiding any type of confusion for newcomers make imho [Perl6] a better choice.

      L*

      There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
      Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.

        I like [Perl6] as a differentiator in the topic line -- the square brackets highlight the name a little, and it's a little better than [P6], which, being shorter, has more potential for confusion. (My first thought was -- oh, the chip after the Pentium?)

        Alex / talexb / Toronto

        Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

        I concur. It's not about the convenience of the original author, nor of the janitors who often add title-line tags. It's about searching. And people are far more likely to search for "perl6" than "p6".

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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