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Re^2: Tutorials Suggestion

by giricredwolf (Acolyte)
on Jul 29, 2004 at 14:04 UTC ( #378381=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Tutorials Suggestion
in thread Tutorials Suggestion

It's because a lot of people bash MS OSes. A lot of people don't realize (or are in denial) that the typical user who wants to just learn to program only has one machine they use for a lot of different tasks. It's because of this prejudiced bashing (which I will admit I do from time to time, but not a message board) that MS OS users feel the need to sort of bow down to the ^nix users. I understand that the MS OSes were not specifically designed for programming and that there are better systems. At the same time, I don't want the verbal abuse that I have run across in this community over what system I run.

I completely agree that Perl is for everyone. For that matter, every language should work on every OS, but that's just me, I guess.

My 2c. on that. Sorry it's getting OT, but I feel it needed to be said.


Comment on Re^2: Tutorials Suggestion
Re^3: Tutorials Suggestion
by TomDLux (Vicar) on Jul 30, 2004 at 13:10 UTC

    People should feel free to learn Perl on whichever environment is convenient.

    Just so long as they remember to bow dow to Unix users, everything is fine :-)

    --
    TTTATCGGTCGTTATATAGATGTTTGCA

Re^3: Tutorials Suggestion
by wfsp (Abbot) on Jul 30, 2004 at 19:25 UTC
    I'm happy for MS OSes to be bashed. They need it. I'm also more than happy to bow down to Unix users. The ones I've met here have been very helpful.

    I draw the line at bashing windows users. Often they come to perl with no background in unix, c or even no programing experience at all. The learning curve is obviously steeper ('the command prompt?').

    I've just installed my first module from CPAN (I couldn't find it with ppm). If it wasn't for the marvellous tachyon (again, many thanks) patiently holding my hand as I painfully stumbled my way through I would never have done it. node_id=378614 (I've just looked at it again and I want to weep!)

    I welcome giricredwolf's tutorial, it will help me and many others.

    ...and I nearly forgot my excuse, I'm addicted to pinball!

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