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Hi Monks,

Its really been a while I have been trying to learn Perl.

I first started in year 2009 or so, tried for a few days and then work caught up. Then again in 2010, same thing happened. And hell again in 2011. Difference was, in 2011, I was lucky enough to stick to learning Perl for almost 2 months. And I learnt some stuff. Now again I have got time, but what bugs me is 1) the time its taking me to learn Perl. And 2) I get to work on it mostly on weekends, so mostly I am back to square one. I learnt some stuff in 2010 end, and then whooosh a big gap. Then started again in end of 2011, and now, when I have restarted, its like I have forgotten everything.

I see on the net and everywhere that learning Perl is easy. So I tried it, but problem is, I keep forgetting the syntax just in a few days.

I love Perl. I wish I could spend the whole day just learning Perl, but I cant.

Could this mean I am programming challenged? I keep forgetting stuff. I am sure age must be catching up with me. At 38 Years, I dont know if anyone here would have tried learning Perl. And yet here I am trying it.

Is there some age limit for normal guys who wanna learn Perl?

It really really gets depressing at times.

Most of you here would have started programming at a very very early age, so I am sure my questions are going to raise a lot of eyebrows out here.

I am currently working as a Storage Admin...trying to learn a good scripting language. I am not even sure if knowing perl scripting will help me in my job much, but still, I am learning Perl because I need a new skill and hell yeah, its sort of addictive, this Perl Language.

Heck. I dunno what to do.

Delete my post if you think I am sounding stupid.

Edited: Added <p> tags so that formatting matches actual text input.


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