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

by iguanodon (Curate)
on Dec 15, 2012 at 15:37 UTC ( #1008992=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

I dunno what to do.
My advice is to pick a real world problem. Start small. The next time you're thinking of using a shell script to automate some common or repetitive task, take a few minutes to do it with Perl instead. It can be as simple as calling an exernal program with different arguments. Start by hard coding everything in the Perl script, then step back and think about how you can factor out the parts that vary between calls. You might add command line option handling, then config file handling, logging, etc... You might find that it's fun, then you've caught the bug.


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