Did you google on PERL
or did you
draw from hyperbole or imagination? Did you intentionally
mislead us, lie to us, dupe us or was it just ineptitude?
My inflamatory rhetoric above is only to mirror yours.
When I found that google search rather different than you
implied, I distrust your whole post. I suppose
rather like you were soured by some of the mistakes in
tutorials on the web.
I see the first search results this way:
an old (1995) intro by a Ben Johnson at the National Ctr. for Super Computing. Basic intro for people who Ben expects
to read the docs.
Perl4 dox with a intro stating it is just of historical interest. A sensible beginner would move on.
by a John Pollock at The Web Design Resource this
is both out-dated and a bit lame.
is a reference to perlmonk's Tutorials.
is a Carnegie Mellon University Perl4 manpage. It does have a header mentioning Perl5 and pointing the reader to perl.com.
is www.perl.com. All my readings there have been worthwhile. I haven't read a beginner's tutorial there
but I'm inclined to give it a pass. That is prejudice, I
have no real reason to think that cause they can publish
good mid- to high-level instructions that they would be
good with a beginner's tutorial.
is Robert's tutorial in the UK. This is outdated and
dated in its own time. Rather lame. Its saving graces
are that it shows -w early on and that it
points the reader to perl.com and activestate.com.