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Re^2: Best Perl Books of All Time

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 06, 2011 at 14:00 UTC ( #918933=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I am 55 year old man and my interest in programming started when my son was doing some thing on his laptop and i asked , son what you are you doing . His reply was this is programming and you are too old for this. I recomend in perl beaginning perl

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Re^3: Best Perl Books of All Time
by ww (Archbishop) on Aug 06, 2011 at 19:06 UTC
    I recommend you replace the son; sorta' like s/son/$new_and_less_error-prone_son/.

    Oh, right; that's not easy to do... and maybe his age-ist comment and rudeness have their roots close to the tree from which they fell? I certainly hope not, and see nothing in your post to support such an untoward notion... so, what now?

    Got it! Whip thru "Beginning Perl" and then whup his butt with code he can't match!

    BTW, I am considerably more aged than you, young whippersnapper!

      Brother, Your advice is well taken . Though my son is brilliant programmer in c and c++ and damn good in embedding and his perl knowledge is limited because of speed issue . I am also a engineer involved with town planning and developing certain new cities but programming when challenged by my son though in a very polite mode was too tough. Six months back I tried c and when I reached pointers I crashed my computer three times and then one of my friend advised to learn perl and after studying about 5 books in perl I challenged my son that can you start perl in interactive mode in windows and he could not reply and i have done in a single linar

        Clearly you need to stop asking your son for programming advice. C/C++ is not a good place to start, and yes, you can get an interactive prompt with Perl. (there's more to it than a simple command-line option, but still, it can be done.)

        Instead, ask here. We know far more about Perl than your son, and can give you the best answers. Don't give up!

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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