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About the safety net...

You raise the topics of source control and tests. Both are safety nets, but they are from different worlds.

Tests is a coding safety net. Its cousin is designing code for testability / debuggability, using assertions (even contracts are here but this is way too much for beginners).

Source control is coding tools safety net. Its relative is keeping track of bugs/features, for example.

Also, I'm not sure that learning other languages is the best advice for beginners. For once, most Perl beginners probably come from other languages, either from work/self study or from University. Learning other languages (the well known one of each of the 4 paradigms) can be left for later, intermediate stages.


In reply to Re: How do you master Perl? by spurperl
in thread How do you master Perl? by brian_d_foy

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