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A reasonable approach to getting a Perl skill foundation?
I would also suggest Modern Perl as well as Perl Best Practices.
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
Modern Perl for a raw beginner? y'ok,
PBP I'd recommend for after they make it through the basics. So, yeah.
Modern Perl for a raw beginner?
Modern Perl: the book works best for people who've programmed something before. Someone who's never used a text editor and run "Hello, world!" before will struggle at the start.
Use subroutines for code reuse
Master regular expressions
Write my GUIs with Perl
Abandon CGI in favor of some modern web framework
Put my code in modules
Create CPAN distributions
test and document my code as I write it
Write OOP with or without animal help
Finally switch to a modern Perl style
Create a killer application with Perl
Detoxify from Perl and PerlMonks
Choose another language because Perl is dead
Learn to program for mobile devices
Complete my secret world domination project
None, because the road to hell is paved with good intentions
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