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Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

by flexvault (Parson)
on Dec 15, 2012 at 09:21 UTC ( #1008953=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

Dear Anon Monk,

    At 38 Years, I dont know if anyone here would have tried learning Perl.

I was 50+ when I started working with Perl. And that was a long time ago. But I have been programming my whole life and yet every day I learn something new about Perl, and programming and system admin and . . .

Most programming languages/computers/etc. that I was an expert in my 20's and 30's and 40's don't even exist today. Even the 'C', I worked with for years, is now called 'traditional C' and I can't get my early 'C' code to even compile, but my Perl code works. My first use of Perl was for a Fortune 50 Company, and I hated it. But that was my problem and not Perl. And the first script I wrote for my company is still in production today. So if your lucky like I am, you'll be using Perl in your 60's and on.

Perl is probably the most consistent and staple computer 'thing' you'll ever learn!

Good Luck...Ed

"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin


Comment on Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
Re^2: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
by KevinZwack (Chaplain) on Dec 16, 2012 at 19:56 UTC
    I'm glad I forced myself to learn emacs at a young age... :) For learning Perl, I read the Camel book from cover to cover, but I was fortunate to have real-world problems at work to solve for which I could use Perl.

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