in reply to The best way to start learning Perl?

It partly depends on the resources available to you. If you have a computer, or reasonable access to one, Perl comes with extensive documentation. The Library section of the monastery here has copies of them, and you can find newer (and older!) versions at

If you can obtain them, there are many, many books on Perl as well. A reasonably good set is represented in Buy Stuff. (The monastery also benefits if you buy through those links.) The usefulness of a book depends very much on your own likes and dislikes, however, so if you can, spend some time in a bookstore browsing.

Good luck. You have a fun journey ahead of you!

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