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Re^2: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Jan 29, 2006 at 11:32 UTC ( #526278=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

My Google experience was somewhat different. Entering "Perl tutorial" as a phrase, I only had 195,000 hits. I checked out the first 21 (I'd have stopped at 20, but the last page was in German so I continued to the next English-language page).

  1. More about makefiles than Perl.
  2. Not found.
  3. Outdated tutorial for Perl 4
  4. Perl 4 tutorial.
  5. Not horrible, but uses some deprecated code.
  6. Last update was in 1999
  7. Discusses Perl 5.6.0; written in 2001
  8. Dated 1999
  9. PerlMonks!
  10. Dates to 2000
  11. Dated 1999 – discusses how to work with RSS
  12. Discusses how to select the correct database
  13. Author states, “…I’m not an expert with Perl”.
  14. Gave me a blank page when I tried to access this link.
  15. Discusses Perl 5.005
  16. Referenced page did not have the word “Perl” on it; search options did not return any hits for “Perl”.
  17. Tutorial from 1995.
  18. This was a page linking to sites purporting to teach Perl; did not have any information about Perl on the page itself.
  19. Decent tutorial for someone who knows some programming. Not for the complete novice.
  20. German-language page that I cannot evaluate.
  21. Link to Perl.com!

Almost all these links were useless, especially to a complete newbie to programming. The only ones that seemed good were the ones to PerlMonks and perl.com, and #19. Numbers 5 and 7 weren't altogether useless. Overall, only 25% of these sites appeared to be helpful. The rest were not (IMNSHO).


Comment on Re^2: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
Re^3: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
by ysth (Canon) on Jan 29, 2006 at 12:15 UTC
Re^3: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 30, 2006 at 11:35 UTC

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