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Re: Re: Re: userinfo on NT

by OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 15:41 UTC ( [id://96353] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: userinfo on NT
in thread userinfo on NT

I understand exactly what you are saying, You wish to continue from Perl 101 to 102, and 110, and then 210, etc. Unfortunately, there aren't many win32 books out there, and I haven't read one of them (I probably should!). I actually learn by taking on projects that are much bigger than my knowledge base, and asking a lot of questions here at PM

Honestly, my code consists of 90% plain old Perl, and 10% lines dealing with win32. When I want to expand my Perl horizons, I don't look to win32; I look to Perl. Better looping or learning internal variables (I recently learned about $.) and such have helped much more than knowing exactly when to use GetUser vs. GetUserAttributes. If I know what I'm generally looking for, I can find the specifics in the docs.

But, I find that books are a hard to recommend, as we all have different styles of learning. I learned Perl from the SAMS Teach Yourself Perl in 21 days, which worked incredibly well for me. If I went by the reviews on this book, I would never have bought it. I would have spit on it and set it on fire. If I went by the reviews, I should've bought the camel book, which was not visually broken down for skimming, and didn't fit my learning style. All I can say is: grab a cup of joe, head to the bookstore, give them all a good read, and then buy them online.

Although, Merlyn wrote a win32 book that I have been meaning to pick up...

I wish I could be more helpful...


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Re: Re: Re: Re: userinfo on NT
by RayRay459 (Pilgrim) on Jul 18, 2001 at 02:27 UTC
    Thanks for your help. And thank God for Perl Monks. i will focus on Perl itself then and kinda go from there. Cheers ~Ray~