Sometimes monks post questions that on the surface appear Off Topic. Presumably the are one of us to even know about this site. When you first use perl there are often many other things you need to know besides just perl. I keep thinking about posting this tutorial here but it is definitely OT. Or is it? Without knowledge of the shell how can you really learn perl? For many new programmers the GUI is all they have ever know given that M$ Windows is on >90% of all the PCs out there. Even if some of us had a trs80 with 16kB of RAM and a (cassette) tape drive as our first PCs.
So when is Off Topic really On Topic, and should I post that tute or a link to same in Tutorials?
Even gurus like these somewhat randomly selected few were newbies once .....