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I started with Perl about 2 years ago. My previous experience was with BASIC & Pascal but I hadn't done any serious programming for about 8 years.
I needed to sign-on to an e-mail account, download the e-mails, extract the attachments and then convert the attachments into a flat file format to go up into our production system.
In my case all I needed was:
The key is before coding look at what CPAN can give you. It saved me days of coding.
As for Perl, I found it very straightforward.
Basically: Don't try and re-invent the wheel. Look at CPAN!!
Best of Luck
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