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Re: What was the bait (project, problem or opportunity) that hooked you on Perl?

by jczeus (Monk)
on Apr 28, 2009 at 13:22 UTC ( #760608=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What was the bait (project, problem or opportunity) that hooked you on Perl?

After getting my first job in IT, doing boring things with AutoCAD and MS Access VBA, I wanted to get into "real" programming. Java was the big hype then, so I went out and bought "Thinking in Java", 1st edition, by Bruce Eckel. Man, that was boring.

A friend told me he was learning Perl, so I looked for a decent tutorial and found:

Robert's Perl Tutorial

This contains gems like "On the Superhighway to the Portability Panacea, Perl's Porsche powers past Java's jaded jalopy."

Or "What is ActivePerl? Are the other Perls inactive?"

My personal favourite: "How to Avoid Making Mountains while Escaping Special Characters." This took a while... but after staring at this line for some time:

/http:\/\/language\.perl\.com\/faq\//;
I finally slapped my forehead...
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