Friends have told me - this is the right time to jump into the new language - into Perl...
These friends of yours are liars. Trying to learn a language by reading through existing coded modules must be like trying to learn physics by dropping a hammer on your foot repeatedly. It is idiocy. In order to understand a language you need, minimally, to grasp:
- Data Structures
- Logical and Control Structures/Concepts/Constructs
- Etc. Etc. Etc.
Buy a book on Perl or read one of the free ones online (use Google). Read the pod documents associated with the language and when you want to know what a specific language feature does use this:perl -f sprintf for instance.
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