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Ok, a few more questions then, one by one:

Most of Perl is documented by the originators, better than most things I've had to wrangle.
I agree fully! Perl has been a joy to learn because of this, but that code came from the Perl documentation, so now I'm slightly wary of it.

Many of the books out there contain good stuff, but many more contain bad stuff. Trust is important, or experimenting or cross checking for verification.
Very true, anything that you would highly recommend after Learning Perl, Programming Perl, and The Perl Cookbook?

You can "ask an expert", either directly (usually for pay) or in a community setting, like the Monestary, IRC, or Usenet.
Yes, but I often don't know to ask. I never would have known to ask about the %SIG-handler code, it's most places that I've ever looked for info. It would be nice if someone at work coded some, specifically Perl, ya' know, someone to peruse my code on occassion, but there's nobody.

Or, you can just bang on it a bit yourself until you find out that it breaks (or doesn't) to your satisfaction.
I guess this is what I'm left with, it's the best way to learn really, but takes much longer. I suppose that if you were my father, I'd only want to "figure it out for myself", but I'm past that stage of my life now and I'm ready to "learn from other people's mistakes". Damn :^) where's Dad now?

There's nothing I know that wasn't found out from one of the above. It's not rocket science (but even rocket science fits the above {grin}).
yeah, not rocket science, just computer science :^).

In reply to RE: Re: Perl secrets by BastardOperator
in thread Perl secrets by BastardOperator

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