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What's the most important thing to learn in the Perl world?
Just my 2 cents:
If you haven't learned strict yet this is a must. It can be very tricky for people who is used to code loosely (believe me, I know =;c).
If you already mastered strict, then IMHO Regular Expressions are definitely the way to go. It's one of Perl's most charming features and they can do wonders.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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