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Re^2: I want you to convince me to learn Perl

by ikegami (Pope)
on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:01 UTC ( #1055838=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: I want you to convince me to learn Perl
in thread I want you to convince me to learn Perl

If you already know C, Bash and AWK, you almost know Perl.

I emphatically disagree.

Someone with that knowledge might be able to start writing code in Perl without too much difficulty, but what makes Perl a great language is how it does many things incredibly different to great advantage. It challenges assumptions one has taken as fact after coding in C and C-like languages.


Comment on Re^2: I want you to convince me to learn Perl
Re^3: I want you to convince me to learn Perl
by einhverfr (Pilgrim) on Mar 27, 2015 at 12:45 UTC
    Completely agree beyond the novice level. One might see Perl as a bridge between C and Lisp where you can seemlessly move between both approaches.

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