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Re^2: seeking direction to start with perl

by Utilitarian (Vicar)
on Feb 04, 2010 at 09:20 UTC ( #821341=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: seeking direction to start with perl
in thread seeking direction to start with perl

I found the Perl Cookbook a great way to learn as it suits my, admittedly lazy, approach;)
The examples there and indeed the Seekers of Perl Wisdom here are great for exposing you to correct Perl idioms.
Like yourself I came to Perl from a Unix admin perspective with a knowledge of scripting and a little C. The difficulty you will encounter is that such knowledge predisposes one to write inefficient Perl ignoring the idioms of the language and so looking over better code will improve your own.

print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."

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[hippo]: +1 for Text::CSV_XS
[ovedpo15]: Im not allowed to use additional modules, so I can't use it. looking for a simple regex to do this task though..
[Corion]: Ah, so this is homework? Then most likely, you should review your course material closer. It would greatly surprise me if the course material wouldn't mention the topics that will be used in the homework...
[Corion]: I already showed you the simple regex to match the last part of a string without a comma in it
[Tux]: Corion++ hippo++
[ovedpo15]: it isn't homework. its a module I use at work. The process to add additional module isn't worth it. p.s never heard a university course which teach perl
[marto]: there are many, to this day.
[ovedpo15]: @Corion Yes I use the regex you showed me. its very good regex. although now i need to know that substring unit that comma
marto mad corrections to one around 18 months ago

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