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Re: In order to be able to say "I know Perl", you must have:

by karlgoethebier (Abbot)
on Nov 04, 2017 at 09:21 UTC ( #1202741=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to In order to be able to say "I know Perl", you must have:

I have:

  • Read a book on Perl
  • Debugged someone else's script
  • Used regular expressions to save the day
  • Used Perl for a certain amount of time
  • Invested a certain amount of man-hours in learning Perl

...and must still reread the manpage of open when i want to read a file.

I guess i did something wrong. Or something is wrong with Perl.

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Re^2: In order to be able to say "I know Perl", you must have:
by chacham (Prior) on Nov 11, 2017 at 19:13 UTC

    ...and must still reread the manpage of open when i want to read a file.

    When a language is large enough that man pages need re-reading, you know it's either a convoluted language, or a really good one.

      When a language is large enough that man pages need re-reading, you know it's either a convoluted language, or a really good one.

      Well, it could be worse. The man page could start with "how to read this man page": https://xkcd.com/1343/, sudoers.

      Alexander

      --
      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

        Well, i never meta manpage that....

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