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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...

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