Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
We don't bite newbies here... much
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

by flexvault (Prior)
on Dec 15, 2012 at 09:21 UTC ( #1008953=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

Dear Anon Monk,

    At 38 Years, I dont know if anyone here would have tried learning Perl.

I was 50+ when I started working with Perl. And that was a long time ago. But I have been programming my whole life and yet every day I learn something new about Perl, and programming and system admin and . . .

Most programming languages/computers/etc. that I was an expert in my 20's and 30's and 40's don't even exist today. Even the 'C', I worked with for years, is now called 'traditional C' and I can't get my early 'C' code to even compile, but my Perl code works. My first use of Perl was for a Fortune 50 Company, and I hated it. But that was my problem and not Perl. And the first script I wrote for my company is still in production today. So if your lucky like I am, you'll be using Perl in your 60's and on.

Perl is probably the most consistent and staple computer 'thing' you'll ever learn!

Good Luck...Ed

"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin


Comment on Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
Re^2: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
by KevinZwack (Chaplain) on Dec 16, 2012 at 19:56 UTC
    I'm glad I forced myself to learn emacs at a young age... :) For learning Perl, I read the Camel book from cover to cover, but I was fortunate to have real-world problems at work to solve for which I could use Perl.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1008953]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others browsing the Monastery: (4)
As of 2015-07-05 20:09 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (67 votes), past polls