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Re: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl

by dimar (Curate)
on Jan 26, 2005 at 20:25 UTC ( #425364=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl

Since no one else has mentioned it yet, a (somewhat oblique, yet sure-fire) path to additional insight would be to learn to program in C (assuming you don't already know it). This will give you an apprecation of some of the 'behind the scenes' as well as insight as to *why* you like perl so much.

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Re^2: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Jan 27, 2005 at 14:41 UTC

    I can poke my way around in C; enough to patch my copy of bash to use Haiku error messages, anyhow. ;-) I cut my teeth on C, Pascal, and later Java -- but I loved Perl from the moment I discovered how similar it is to a spoken language.

    Oh, and three words: "Automatic Garbage Collection". I always hated trying to remember to free my malloc(). Not that I wouldn't love to know more about C, as somehow writing something like an OS kernel in Perl seems like a poor idea...

    require General::Disclaimer;
    s//2fde04abe76c036c9074586c1/; while(m/(.)/g){print substr(' ,JPacehklnorstu',hex($1),1)}

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[erix]: oh well, it's holy week, right? Thick-skin week. I just read that in the Philippines, some RCs practice self-crucifixion. Tough cookies I'd like to see
[LanX]: already?
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erix practices self-crucifixion but keeps getting get stuck at the one loose hand stage...
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