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this is my first day here
Well, welcome! And a little advice from someone who has taken their knocks around here:
- Check out Understanding and Using PerlMonks
- Don't be offended. You'll learn quickly that a) Monks don't like homework, especially doing yours; b) they want to see what you've tried before you asked, i.e., show your work; and c) they want to see that you've done some researching on your own before clogging the airways with questions that have been asked a million times before.
- If you do show your code, you better start off with use strict; and wrap it with <code> tags or you'll get your wrists slapped right off the bat.
- Cruise around the hallways of the monastery—there's lots of hidden treasures.
- As you get more competent, give a hand to others not as far along in their journery.
Lastly, prepare to learn how to write Perl code the correct way—these grumpy old Monks are the best around.
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot