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Re^2: I think Perl ruined me as a programmer

by wolfger (Deacon)
on Nov 01, 2007 at 18:42 UTC ( #648531=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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C64 V2 Basic, then Turbo BASIC/Pascal, and finally Perl.

That's almost exactly my learning path as well. Was there something in particular about C64 BASIC that prepped our minds for Perl?

And yes, I also feel ruined by this wonderful language. I love getting an opportunity to hack together a perl script, large or small, to solve a problem. I loathe being forced to code in a more restrictive language, where "Hello World" is more than one line of code...

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Re^3: I think Perl ruined me as a programmer
by robot_tourist (Hermit) on Nov 05, 2007 at 16:46 UTC

    I think it was the $ symbol :)

    How can you feel when you're made of steel? I am made of steel. I am the Robot Tourist.
    Robot Tourist, by Ten Benson

      Hah that's a thought that's occurred to me more than once, except we're talking Acorn BBC BASIC, but I quibble...

      Those $ symbols were looking for a way back into my life and now they won't let go...

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