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Re: What training do YOU need?

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Oct 21, 2002 at 03:18 UTC ( #206762=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What training do YOU need?

I have met many advanced perl programmers who still dont use things like map, binary operators, tied hashes, who are afraid of globs, toying with references, multilevel datastructures, and so on.

I have to question this statement. What makes a programmer "advanced" with regard to a language but familiarity and experience with all or most of a language's features? I would have a hard time judging a perl programmer as advanced if he didn't use map or binary operators and was "afraid" of globs but one that didn't use complex data structures wouldn't even be "intermediate" in my book.


To answer your question though, I would be grateful for some training in Perl internals and Perl/C integration. I know both languages well. I've written a couple simple XS modules and I even managed to embed perl in another application once (though I chose the easiest possible way to do it.) Still, I have found my excursions into those areas to be slow going. I've basically bumbled through my attempts. An instructor would help immensely, I imagine.

"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";

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Re: Re: What training do YOU need?
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Oct 21, 2002 at 08:54 UTC
    I completely agree with your first point.

    And for your second recently there was a book released by one of the P5P gurus on perl internals. I cant think of the name off the top of my head, but I suspect you can track it down easily and that it would be quite useful to you.

    --- demerphq
    my friends call me, usually because I'm late....

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