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Re: Unix and Perl

by SirBones (Friar)
on May 30, 2006 at 20:23 UTC ( #552623=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Unix and Perl

I taught a small basic programming course to a group of middle-schoolers (5th to 7th grades) a year or so ago using Perl. Most of them had never even heard of Unix. They did fine with it on strictly Windows boxes.

OTOH, any language that has built-in functions such as grep, pipe, and tr/// (among others) clearly owes a large part of its gene pool to Unix, and increasing ones knowledge of either only serves to enchance the other. For example, I was "pretty good" with Linux for a while, but learning Perl in the last few years has really increased my feel for what goes on in the seams of the OS, not to mention my facility with certain commands.


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