I have been asked to present a day long seminar on Perl to a group of first and second year college students in the Software Engineering Technologist program. Since my current employer provides an XML from PDF conversion service, the instructor has also suggested I touch on XML in my seminar.
I can probably put together the Perl part of the course OK -- these folks have some experience with C++ so they'll pick up on the conditionals and loops right away. However, if you have suggestions for the five or six things(1) I should teach C++ programmers interested in learning Perl, as well as one or two cool things that I can show them in XML, let me know.
Alex / talexb / Toronto
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1. You could suggest 'things' like hashes and signal handling, or you could mention 'meta-things' like auto-vivification, one-liners, CPAN, golf/obfu. All suggestions welcome.