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Re: Best ways of learning Perl!

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Apr 12, 2010 at 09:12 UTC ( #834212=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Best ways of learning Perl!

Hi, I was wondering which is the best way to learn Perl?
That depends on 1) what you already know, 2) you (different people learn things in different ways), 3) what you find "best".

For some values of "best", the best way to learn Perl is to first learn Unix, C, and shell scripting.

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[MidLifeXis]: (5.22 at that time)
[MidLifeXis]: Yeah, I know, really helpful :-)
[Corion]: If all else fails, Spreadsheet::XLSX should be "installable" by manually copying the files, provided that the prerequisites are met
[thezip]: It fails in the "formatted 2-digit numeric" tests
[thezip]: Okay Corion, that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks!
[Corion]: Oh, a test failure... Just force-install it then? --force and potentially --notest to skip the tests alltogether ?
[ambrus]: thezip: is Activestate Perl usable for your scenario instead?
[MidLifeXis]: Yeah, --notest is good, not sure I would do --force.
[thezip]: It fails 2/10 tests in that group. What are the ramifications if I force it? What should I look for for?
[thezip]: I've migrated from ActiveState to Strawberry. No going back...

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