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Re: Whats the average time taken to learn Perl?

by Utilitarian (Vicar)
on Dec 18, 2012 at 14:48 UTC ( #1009386=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Whats the average time taken to learn Perl?

When I learnt Perl it was for my own entertainment and I had no academic background and no one to advise me on suitable training material, however I found a very popular script archive on the internet...several years later I think I've cured most of the errors I leant there ;)

If you know C and have some level of familiarity with the Unix shell, Perl will take a relatively brief time to get up to speed for automation and reporting (the precise length of time is a function of your effort and ability).

Production level public facing code will take a bit longer and will require an understanding of multiple areas, not just of programming but of the underlying technologies also.

The trip is quite a long one however the voyage is fun.

print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."

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