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Re: Learning Perl as a First (programming) language

by Scarborough (Hermit)
on Jul 12, 2004 at 14:13 UTC ( #373606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I like meny others picked up PERL as a CGI language first at college, later as a web programmer and now as a way of handling very large database updates.
Dispite PERLs power and speed of implementation I'm still glad I learnt formal languages first, in my case ADA followed by Java and a brief period of machine code. It taught me strict form and pretty layout which in business goes along way.
The ease of building a simple web site adding a form and a CGI program does little to help you handle real life problems but I guess everyone has to start somewhere.
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