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Re: Re: Re: Sub-initiate needs help getting started

by Popcorn Dave (Abbot)
on Aug 26, 2003 at 04:14 UTC ( #286580=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Sub-initiate needs help getting started
in thread Sub-initiate needs help getting started

I don't think you can ever learn Perl, but you can get more proficient the more you do. That said, the reason I did suggest the 21 day book is I know a couple of people it did well for. Personally I learned via the camel, but it was the textbook for the class that I took.

And yes there are a bunch of lousy Perl books out there, the Dummies Guide being one of the worst IMHO. However, I still think that for the person with little or no programming experience, O'Reilly tends to be a bit heavy.

Just my opinion.

There is no emoticon for what I'm feeling now.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Sub-initiate needs help getting started
by jdporter (Canon) on Aug 26, 2003 at 16:11 UTC
    But unfortunately, people who don't already know Perl aren't qualified to critique a Perl book. I.e. you may think you learned well, even though you may have learned crap. "Perl in 21 Days" might teach well, but if the Perl it teaches is crappy, then it's a crappy Perl book. And that is exactly what I understand to be the case.

    jdporter
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