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Two simple, easy questions

by samaniac (Initiate)
on Nov 25, 2010 at 20:23 UTC ( #873720=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
samaniac has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hey monks, I'm new to Perl and I have two questions that I guess are really simple for you guys to answer. First one is, where can I find good free Perl tutorials? And second one, what good free Perl editor for Windows do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Two simple, easy questions - Perl tutorials and editors
by moritz (Cardinal) on Nov 25, 2010 at 21:02 UTC
Re: Two simple, easy questions
by brengo (Acolyte) on Nov 25, 2010 at 21:03 UTC
Re: Two simple, easy questions
by umasuresh (Hermit) on Nov 25, 2010 at 21:04 UTC
Re: Two simple, easy questions
by samaniac (Initiate) on Nov 25, 2010 at 21:13 UTC

    Thanks guys, will check those out and decide for myself.

Re: Two simple, easy questions
by davido (Archbishop) on Nov 25, 2010 at 22:33 UTC

    The public library is free, and therein you will may find the Llama book, Learning Perl. That's the best book I know of for someone starting out with Perl.

    For editors, I happen to like SciTE. Look for it here: http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html. It's an open source project, and works great for a plethora of languages. It does syntax highlighting, of course, too.


    Dave

Re: Two simple, easy questions
by aquarium (Curate) on Nov 26, 2010 at 03:17 UTC
    for editors..i like gvim, since you can do some good 'ol regex etc if you need to, on the perl itself, or on some data. you also get to practice regex. there's little if any need for an IDE for perl..so whatever text editor is most portable and comfortable for you, is the right one.
    the hardest line to type correctly is: stty erase ^H
Re: Two simple, easy questions
by hawtin (Prior) on Nov 26, 2010 at 08:38 UTC

    Personally I use the Windows version of XEmacs (from http://ftp.xemacs.org/xemacs/binaries/win32/InnoSetup/). I find that the ability to define macros is invaluable, especially when manipulating large text files of information. And it doesn't interfere too much when I am writing Perl.

    Indeed the first thing I do when I get a new Windows machine is to install XEmacs, Cygwin and Perl (in that order). I realise that it's not to everyone's taste but it works for me.

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