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Re^2: A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Sep 06, 2004 at 09:11 UTC ( #388758=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners
in thread A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners

That's an excellent point, and one that I think a lot of people forget.

I've just been accepted as a Ph.D. student. (Yay me. :-/) So I've had the opportuntiy of applying to teach undergrads, particularly first-year CS classes. I don't like that idea. To my mind, it's hard to teach a class when you don't know what's hard and what isn't. I've (probably) already forgotten that --- I'd rather teach a fourth-year complexity course than a first-year intro-programming course, because I can remember what's hard about complexity --- but I can't remember what's hard about learning to program; I need to re-learn all that.

I would wholeheartedly welcome a "Perl for newbies by newbies" tutorial --- or a regular column. I've already forgotten what's difficult about using Perl's filehandles and regexes (Edit: Yeah, as if that's all), and that makes it more difficult for me to figure out what bits need more detail when I'm writing for someone who hasn't.

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Re^3: A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners
by theroninwins (Friar) on Sep 06, 2004 at 09:18 UTC
    So i will post my problems that I have and I think are regular to other new users too. And if I get some answers by use saints or others I can get my project started.... But where can I post these Probs without flooding the SoPW section? A column would be a good Idea but how can you realize it here (and more it would be good that if you see postes by other new users that you coulsd postes there probs too, because like that I can see the whole range)...Any idears??

      SoPW is a perfectly good place to post problems... that's what it's there for, and don't let the fact that it gets a lot of traffic make you believe that your questions won't get answered.

      As for your column (if that's what you decide to do), I'd say post it to Meditations in small pieces, and when you get, say, five or six: post "A Tutorial for Perl to Teach Beginners, Part <n>" to Tutorials.

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        Yes then I shall do so... I will have a year to complet this project so i really should be getting somewhere by then... The goal of course is a stand alone program (Freeware of course) and a tutorial here.:-)

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