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Re: How do I train myself to write more Perl-ish Perl, rather than C-ish Perl?

by pfaut (Priest)
on Dec 13, 2007 at 15:08 UTC ( #656835=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do I train myself to write more Perl-ish Perl, rather than C-ish Perl?

Some ideas...

  • Read "Programming Perl". You'll be amazed at how much perl has to offer that you don't know about.
  • Study code written by people who predominantly use perl and do it well. Many of these people hang out here at PerlMonks and often post code.
  • Have your own code reviewed by those same people. There are several sections of the Monastery that you can post your code in. Anything you post will be reviewed.
  • Look at the modules installed on your system and see how they do things. Download modules that do things you're interested in and examine those.
  • Ask questions. If you think there might be another way or a better way, post what you have and ask others for suggestions. Use the chatterbox if it's small snippets of code.
  • Occassionally reread "Programming Perl". You'll be amazed at how much you missed the last time. (I'm on my fourth reading and still learning.
90% of every Perl application is already written.
dragonchild


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