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Re: Perl Sorting Help

by 7stud (Deacon)
on Feb 12, 2013 at 23:47 UTC ( #1018465=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to needed help

A quicker way for you to learn perl would be to read "Learning Perl 6th ed.", and do the exercises at the end of each chapter. Depending on your computer programming experience that could take less than a week. After that, you'll need to learn about references, so you would need to read at least the beginning of "Intermediate Perl".

Regular expressions are another whole language unto themselves, and most computer programming languages employ them, so you'll have to start slow and gain experience as you go along. Regular expressions can be very frustrating when you are just starting out--make sure you understand the 'default greediness' of regexes and that will help.

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[marinersk]: Well, if the method doesn't exist, it would be hard to pass the test.
[choroba]: later, someone removed the new method, as all its usage places were safe, but didn't notice the test still used the old name
[choroba]: fortunately, it wasn't that hard to replace the method and fix a few remaining failures due to the changes we did to the codebase over the years
[marinersk]: choroba Sounds like a process improvement opportunity; tests may not all need to be run, but they should all be compiled with perl -c before check-in/promotion happens.
[choroba]: so, now I have the test, so I can start making changes in the code. Back to the original ticket, yay!
[marinersk]: I definitely love it when my $current_taask=& taskPop(); if ($current_task eq $original_task) { } is true.
[marinersk]: s/taask/task/g;

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