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Re^3: A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners

by Your Mother (Archbishop)
on Sep 11, 2004 at 23:49 UTC ( #390343=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners
in thread A tutorial for Perl to teach Beginners

I agree this should be right at the top but as has been discussed here before, the docs aren't written for beginners; or non-programmers for that matter. They take a great deal for granted. So assuming they answer beginner questions isn't necessarily a good idea. Even when the answers are there, they are often unintelligible to the neophyte. A beginner seeing things like split /PATTERN/,EXPR,LIMIT is as unenlightened as if she'd seen nothing at all.

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