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Re: Perl and Open Source in General

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Feb 16, 2007 at 17:48 UTC ( #600490=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl and Open Source in General

if someone has tech as me has trouble with PERL what does that average Joe experiance when trying to hack code

I've read your questions, and I think your problem is you thought you could just jump right into Perl, and use your previous knowledge to figure it out as you go. You would have been far happier, if you read a couple of the free books and/or tutorials first. Perl is closer to c, than any other language I've seen, it's not like batch files at all. You are thinking like a bash shell ( linux equivalent of dos shell) programmer. Perl goes a level deeper than that.

P.S. Perl is very sensitive to spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. From your posts, you seem to be having trouble with those things. When doing your Perl programs, always put "use warnings"; at the beginning of your script, to help you catch all the typos, before you start blaming Perl.


I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum


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Close to C [was: "Re^2: Perl and Open Source in General"]
by blazar (Canon) on Feb 16, 2007 at 18:33 UTC
    Perl is closer to c, than any other language I've seen, it's not like batch files at all.

    C++, Objective-C, C--, Java, JavaScript... ok, it's just a start, who wants to take on?

      I don't get what you are trying to say? Are you saying that Perl is closer to JavaScript( or Java), than c? Even c is closer to Perl than c++, unless you make a case for the Object Oriented aspects.

      I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
        I don't get what you are trying to say? Are you saying that Perl is closer to JavaScript( or Java), than c? Even c is closer to Perl than c++, unless you make a case for the Object Oriented aspects.

        I was just listing a few languages that sprung to mind, close to C - possibly closer than Perl. My comment was not meant as contradicting nor supporting your claim, it was simply inspired by it. It was a spin-off: probably not the best place for such a discussion, but it was "in the air" anyway in this thread which is largely OT in and of itself.

        Since there are so many experienced programmers here, I'd like to see the list grow, mentioning widely known and less widely known items - possibly with some interesting comparison or meditation referring to Perl. (I could add some entries, like, err, well D, but I'm not that knowledgeable.)

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