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Re: What should you know before you start to learn Perl?
in thread What should you know before you start to learn Perl?
For Perl in general, and the Monastery (especially SOPW) in particular, learn how to ask questions effectively. There is no such thing as a dumb question, but plenty of ways to ask in a dumb way.
We all started somewhere, and this medium is one of the friendliest and most responsive ones I have stumbled onto (into?) - but don't expect people to do your (home)work, or think for you.