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Re: Perl as an intro to programming

by whakka (Hermit)
on Feb 27, 2009 at 23:41 UTC ( #747050=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl as an intro to programming

Does the young person...
  • Like games? Card games are very fun and simple to implement, or simple text games like Russian Roulette, one of my faves. (Update: pay no attention to that sadist below!)
  • Like sports? Learn how to automate getting articles/stats/feeds off the web on a favorite team/player.
  • Like technology? Learn about networking, sockets, cool SMS/email tricks.
  • Like music? Learn how to organize mp3s by their tags, make apps that make customizable playlists or stream music over a network connection.
  • Like the web? Learn how to make a basic home page with dynamic content, using CGI and the like. Make a "super" Facebook page.

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Re^2: Perl as an intro to programming
by Lawliet (Curate) on Feb 27, 2009 at 23:52 UTC

    "simple text games like Russian Roulette"

    rm -rf / if you lose. Or, if you do not want to gamble too much, shutdown -r now :)

    And, to make it even more fun, make it a networked, multiplayer, game. :P

    And you didn't even know bears could type.

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