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Re^2: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl

by QM (Vicar)
on Dec 02, 2005 at 04:58 UTC ( #513513=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
in thread Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl

I learn by example...
One of the things that bugs me now and again about learning materials is that some of them only teach it for one learning style. Granted, it would be strange to have 4 versions of "It's OK to slice in Perl", from Visual to Kinesthetic. [And can you imagine the Aural tag: "Read the preceding paragraph outloud to yourself 3 times"??]

The better materials tend to have some of each where practical, and allow the victim to choose a not-quite-linear path: highlighted summaries for the readers, simple diagrams for the viewers, and examples and puzzles for the practical folk.

When the Camel Book comes out in a 10 box DVD set, complete with lightning talks for footnotes, and behind the scenes shots of Larry on a Segway talking to a simulation of Carl Sagan, everyone should be covered.

-QM
--
Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of


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Re^3: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
by bradcathey (Prior) on Dec 02, 2005 at 12:38 UTC
    ...Granted, it would be strange to have 4 versions of "It's OK to slice in Perl"...

    That's one nice thing about PM's Q&A--often there will be several examples.

    ...When the Camel Book comes out in a 10 box DVD set...

    Can I queue that up in Netflix?


    —Brad
    "The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot
      Can I queue that up in Netflix?
      I'm sure by then, DVD's will be a museum item, and your personal AI (aka "PAI", or just pie) will be downloading it on your Omni pin ("pin" as in "safety", and "Omni" as in "it does everything"). From where it will be uploaded into your Hippo implant via some 23rd descendent of Wi-Max/Bluetooth. It only causes bad dreams if you forget and put one of those antique eating utensils in your PetaHZ g-ray oven, which has the annoying effect of sending you into REM sleep in mid-cocktail party.

      -QM
      --
      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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