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Re: A monk in training with a problem

by scottstef (Curate)
on Jun 12, 2001 at 17:43 UTC ( #87797=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A monk in training with a problem

wiz,
You sound like you are trying to undertake a fairly LARGE and complex problem for someone at our level. I would recommend shelling out $30 for the llama book. Being new to perl without any prior programming experience, I found this book to be indespensible. While this book has very little "orignal technical" material in it, the way the material is presented has been easy for a blockhead such as me to follow. There are two functions I have found to be invaluable as a newbie:
use strict;
use diagnostics;
I always used the strict, I just learned about the diagnostics. This produces wonderfully verbose warning/error messages so I at least know where to begin looking for fixes.
Good luck, I admire your ambition as I have yet to try anything that bold since I started playing with perl. %^)

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