Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
P is for Practical
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: Programming Perl

by aaron_baugher (Curate)
on Oct 12, 2012 at 02:12 UTC ( #998590=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Programming Perl
in thread Programming Perl

Your list is interesting, because in my own case, your #2 (idioms, map, grep) came at #5, after everything else. I suppose that's because previous experience with C pointers made references easy, and experience with grep and awk did the same for regular expressions (though I agree that there's always more to learn about those). Also, you just can't do a lot of useful work without regexes, complex data structures, and CPAN.

You can get away without map/grep and other Perlish methods like statement modifiers, though, by using a lot of loops and making your code look like C or some other language. So I tend to think of the idiomatic stuff as the sign that someone's not just capable of programming in Perl, but comfortable with it.

I suppose everyone's list might be a little different, based on their own previous experience.

Aaron B.
Available for small or large Perl jobs; see my home node.


Comment on Re^2: Programming Perl

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://998590]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (5)
As of 2015-07-30 00:21 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (269 votes), past polls