By teaching the reader how to program, I mean that I will
be teaching the basics. If I ge too ambitious in what I
want to show them, the book will be much too large and
made an excellent point about the
size of the book. I plan for it to contain ~300 pages
(including examples and exercises).
I will be demonstrating structured programming and will
stress the importance of logic in programming. In fact, I
have a section called "The Logic of Truth".
I won't get into vectors or recursions. Let them learn the
basics and then graduate to one of the other fine books out
there for more meat.
btw.. I found it difficult to describe (in writing) what a scalar
is to a novice. I simply stuck with stating (paraphrasing)
that it's the basic data type in Perl and gave some examples.
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