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Re^5: How do you master Perl?

by samizdat (Vicar)
on Apr 13, 2005 at 18:37 UTC ( #447554=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: How do you master Perl?
in thread How do you master Perl?

It's too bad it's not shown any more. Our world would be more empowered if more people saw that show when growing up.

It's not just the ISness of things, but their nature / texture / quirks. If you consider this in the sense of 'just have to deal with it', you've already lost ground. Just as somebody who really appreciates Perl references is a lot further along than someone who just uses them when he/she has to, the environment in which your program runs has it's quirks but they are to be taken advantage of, not just endured.

Recall the old saying "That's not a bug, it's a feature!" EVERYTHING has such fatures, and a programmer who turns them to advantage is on his way to dancing with the Tao.

A good example is the Macintosh single-button mouse. "Damn, but that's a huge design screwup," I used to think... until I used one. :D

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