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Re: Idea for Perl Learning Tool

by larsen (Parson)
on Apr 28, 2001 at 23:34 UTC ( #76422=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Idea for Perl Learning Tool

I think that what you're talking about could be useful during the very first steps of learning a new language. But soon, you will be able to cope with larger chunks of code, perceiving patterns and idiomatic uses of Perl. A software that understands the meaning of even 4-5 lines of code could be a huge effort: understanding semantics is complex in artificial languages such as in natural languages.

By the way, Perl has many syntax constructs that are difficult to read even for experienced programmers: for example, regular expressions. In this case, tools like this are very useful :)

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