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A reasonable approach to getting a Perl skill foundation?
I would also suggest Modern Perl as well as Perl Best Practices.
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Modern Perl for a raw beginner? y'ok,
PBP I'd recommend for after they make it through the basics. So, yeah.
Modern Perl for a raw beginner?
Modern Perl: the book works best for people who've programmed something before. Someone who's never used a text editor and run "Hello, world!" before will struggle at the start.
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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