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When I have gotten past the basics of a particular language, I start to think about other play projects I've worked on and try to decide how to reimplement them in the new language. Things I like to try are

  • building a binary heap
  • building a simple HTTP library
  • implementing various sort algorithms
  • parsing an RSS file

These kinds of little projects for me help me to get a gauge for what the language is like and what its strengths and weaknesses are. It also helps me to understand the gaps I currenly have in my understanding of that language.


In reply to Re^2: How do you master Perl? by Steve_p
in thread How do you master Perl? by brian_d_foy

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