Thank you, everyone
This points me in the right direction
I used to do IDL and Fortran (About 7 years ago..)
but this seems harder. Sheesh.. is it me being out of the programming loop so long, or is see-nellity setting in?
Maybe you shouldn't answer that!!
You're OK. Perl is just different from what most people are used to. e.g. my CS modules at university (about 3 years ago) mostly used Java, and I have mostly hobby experience of C/C++, but I'd probably feel like you do now if I suddenly tried to do enterprise Java, use C++ templates, use C# or even use Perl in any meaningful way (my main work language is Delphi, although I do support some Perl projects I didn't develop).
How can you feel when you're made of steel? I am made of steel. I am the Robot Tourist. Robot Tourist, by Ten Benson