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Re^3: Teaching aid pragmas (perlite?)

by jthalhammer (Friar)
on Mar 30, 2006 at 21:55 UTC ( #540296=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Teaching aid pragmas (perlite?)
in thread Teaching aid pragmas (perlite?)

If you give me a few more specific examples, I can probably whip up something for you. Perl::Critic is very configurable & extensible. For instance, we could create a policy that would let you prohibit (or require) the use of an arbitrary set of builtin functions. Or limit the number of statements or operators or subroutines that you're allowed to use. I believe Perl::Critic has real potential as a teaching tool, so I'm genuinely interested in hearing your ideas.


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Re^4: Teaching aid pragmas (perlite?)
by blogical (Pilgrim) on Mar 31, 2006 at 15:00 UTC

    While I would like to some day, I'm not currently teaching perl, and so don't have a syllabus to make suggestions from. merlyn, however, does.

    What about creating rules that could be exported individually, then using those to create progressive bundles (:lesson1, :lesson2) that would mirror a lesson plan? That way a teacher could tailor usage to their particular syllabus OR use the pre-made bundles? Autodidacts could also just plug in the right bundle to keep them on course, or eliminate specific rules as they get the hang of things.

    Perhaps it would be useful to create another meditation node focusing on picking out specific rules and creating a good, general syllabus (unless you adopt the current stonehenge one)? Most of my suggestions right now would probably mirror the chapters of the llama books, as that's how I learned it.

    "One is enough. If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for the myriad instances and applications?"
    - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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