It's even worse, you will need to learn about objects. Well, you don't have to use objects, but sometimes they are fantastically useful. If you've come from QBasic, you will struggle for a while until you learn to relax and use the power. Start by reading merlyn
s absolutely fantastic perlboot
tutorial. It even uses animals as examples.
In the meantime you can build yourself a function library by reading through perlmod. As always I recommend using the example there to start your module building experiments.
Modules are just like adding functions to Perl, but you can also add variables full of data. You just set them up in the module, export them and then any program that calls a use module; will be able to use those functions and variables. The declarations happen in the module, so you can declare hundreds of variables (but you shouldn't) inside the module and then use them in the program.
Doing that will give you a firm basis for moving into object orientated programming, since packages are the basis for objects. ( I think they are actually classes, but I'm just learning this stuff too ).
I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.
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