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One more advice from someone with used-to-have-excellent-memory: remember how to find good examples:
and the derivatives that are listed there: perldoc perlre, perldoc perlcheat, perldoc perldsc, etc.
If you use that often enough you'll remember where examples are that you cannot remember.
(Personally, I also keep files with the most often needed/forgotten examples, one for each language: bash, perl, sql, etc. Then, make sure they are accessible; now and then mail them to yourself, for instance).
Yeah, it's rough to get older... (and I can tell you it gets worse, not better ;-))
But it's also true that using your brain keeps it in better shape, and surely learning perl qualifies.
In reply to Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??