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Re: How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?

by swkronenfeld (Hermit)
on Apr 01, 2013 at 18:54 UTC ( #1026531=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?

In school, I had a really boring stats class right after my OSes class and my buddy and I used to skip it and sit in the labs and code up CGI scripts. My school didn't teach Perl (or any other scripting language), but in our minds CGI==Perl, so we Googled and "learned Perl" from those sites that people now caution others about on the Monestary.

That summer, knowing Perl got me my first internship at a big company, where I was introduced the the Perl Bible. I read it practically cover-to-cover over the course of that job and that was really "learning Perl".

Sometime during the course of that job I discovered perlmonks and that was the first time I really started to understand the scope of Perl.

That new Perl knowledge led to a second internship, followed by a first real job, then a second. And along the way I never really stopped learning, with each job bringing new areas of the language to explore.

So really, skipping class (to learn Perl) has been the gift that keeps on giving.

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Re^2: How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?
by tobyink (Abbot) on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:36 UTC

    http://xkcd.com/519/

    package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name

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