in reply to (Ovid) Re(2): Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web
in thread Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web
Brief personal response
My first Perl program was written to chop up Netscape bookmark files, as it was so long that I got tired removing all the extraneous bits (Last-Visited etc) by hand.
I read some bits of the Programming Perl book carefully, wrote it, and three days later (part time) it worked.
I then read about use strict; and decided to stick it in. It took another two full days to make this working program compile. But I learnt a lot about Perl.
The moral - always use strict; or know why ;-)