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Re: Learning from modules

by theAcolyte (Pilgrim)
on Jun 03, 2003 at 20:53 UTC ( #262781=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Learning from modules

Wow. I think this is a truly horrible idea.

I did exactly this as a perl newbie, an idea of my own, and looking at the code in CPAN modules simply made my head hurt. If you don't already have -lots- of experience is some programming langage, then looking at good CPAN code is most likely to confuse you.

Hell, I've written major web-based applications for paying clients and some of the code in some modules still throws me for a loop

The best way to learn is to start small, learn the fundammentals and build up. When you're ready you'll know it, then you can tear apart heavy duty modules and figure out what makes them tick

If you want to learn to build an engine, you don't start by taking apart the nearest helecoptor motor. You start with that little one that powers your remote control airplane.

# Erik

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Re: Re: Learning from modules
by mooseboy (Pilgrim) on Jun 04, 2003 at 06:24 UTC

    Thanks to all monks for the suggestions ... plenty of food for thought here. After all, what better way to spend the summer than poking around in the darkest depths of @INC? ;-)

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