teknomage1 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
So here's the situation: I've been asked by a professor to write a perl image compositing script that he can use to teach his class of artists some basic perl commands/syntax. There are only two problems; a)I've only been using perl for a month and a half and b)we can't install any modules because of current tech. policy. I guess i can figure out where to go once I get the file read in but I don't know how to go about reading in a .tga (Targa) file. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but I don't know what to do.