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Re: how can I learn well

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Jul 07, 2009 at 02:09 UTC ( #777718=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how can I learn well

Read the documentation (perl).
Read Tutorials.
Ask brief questions in the Chat Box (FullPage Chat).
Ask longer questions in Seekers of Perl Wisdom.
Read questions others have asked in Seekers of Perl Wisdom and see what you can answer, what you understand, what you don't understand but would like to and what stimulates creative juices.
Write lots of Perl code!

It will help a lot to know about Data::Dumper for understanding how complicated data structures hang together. Always use strictures (use strict; use warnings;).

And probably most importantly: think about the questions you ask, take time to format your nodes nicely (people often ignore messy questions) and take the time to understand the answers you get and read any follow up material that is suggested.

True laziness is hard work

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[stevieb]: I am thankful that I fell into Perl years ago in the manner I did. I don't believe there is another language that people care about so much, that they're willing to give everything. Langs come and go, but in Perl, it seems, things remain consistent.
[stevieb]: The people back then (~2000) are the same people now, but with much more experience. I'm appreciative that I fell into the Perl rabbit hole.
[stevieb]: Coding circles around Python devs, showing how unit tests should be done, enabling easy access to everything, learning basic C to wrap for direct hardware access... I am thankful.
[stevieb]: I'm in an appreciative mood. Thank you fellow Monks, for all I know, and for the knowledge which I can pass on

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