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Thank You from a Newcomer

by Leudwinus (Scribe)
on Nov 17, 2020 at 02:27 UTC ( #11123726=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Wow! I am truly humbled and indebted to all of you who took the time to help me out on my earlier questions. This was my first post here so I was a bit hesitant as I only joined a few weeks ago and wanted to ensure I did my homework before posting. Apologies if I was not able to respond to everyone’s replies but I feel that I must digest everything you’ve provided.

(I'm posting this here because I was getting embarrassed by how long my other thread was getting.)

I’m still a novice programmer and even more of an apprentice when it comes to Perl. Reading through the documentation, my head is starting to spin. My question originated because I was trying to come up with my own subroutine to determine permutations of elements in a array and I was getting lost in how to structure the subroutine using recursion (rest assured, questions on that topic are forthcoming!) But it appears to me that I still have more of the fundamentals to learn.

If I’m honest, some of the shine of Perl is starting to fade but the quality and quantity of help I have received here are motivating me to continue!

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Re: Thank You from a Newcomer
by GrandFather (Saint) on Nov 17, 2020 at 04:11 UTC

    I'm not sure Perl shines. It's more of a dull glint from the polish on a well used tool! But PerlMonks is definitely a good reason to continue using Perl. As with any language, you don't need to learn all of it before you start using it in earnest. Perl has built in DWIMery (Do What I Mean) that often means Perl does what you intend without you needing to think too hard about it and when that fails, we are here to help. Welcome aboard.

    And if you continue the quality shown in your first post, you won't have any trouble getting help.

    Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond
Re: Thank You from a Newcomer
by footpad (Abbot) on Nov 17, 2020 at 03:21 UTC

    FWIW, I still call myself an apprentice, as I still don't feel I've truly mastered Perl.

    Minor point of posting style...

    When specifying links to other nodes, use the PM-link tag: [id://11123691|first post]

    Here, you used the anchor element (<a>): <a href=”>first post</a>

    This causes problems for folks using one of the other domains the site is associated with (e.g.,, etc).

    To learn more, see How do I link to a node on this site by number? and PerlMonks FAQ

    Not a huge deal, but one that really helps keep the cookies straight.


      My bad! Sorry about that! I will use the PM version of the link tag going forward. Thanks for pointing that out. (I didn’t realize there was a dot com version of PerlMonks either!)

        You can also use it going backward, i.e. you can fix the existing posts. Just click on the Edit link.
        map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

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