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Re: Re: Re: Learning Perl as a First (programming) language

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 03, 2002 at 13:52 UTC ( #187345=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Learning Perl as a First (programming) language
in thread Learning Perl as a First (programming) language

If you are going to explain how Perl lets you learn, why don't you show that in the form that beginning programmers should learn?
for my $i (0..9) { print $i; }
Less mechanics to remember, and no possible confusion over off by one errors. Or even in this case (depending on which way the example was going to develop) just:
print 0..9;
Either of these is more convincing than writing Perl like a C refugee.

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Re(4): Learning Perl as a First (programming) language
by talexb (Canon) on Aug 12, 2002 at 01:22 UTC
    The point that is appears you missed, my dear Watson :), is that I was debating similarities between C and Perl with Abigail-II. I was not trying to out-golf anyone on a zero to nine loop.

    Particularly :) Abigail.

    --t. alex

    "Mud, mud, glorious mud. Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!"
    --Michael Flanders and Donald Swann

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