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Re: Perl tutorial building on Python skills?

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 22, 2021 at 05:26 UTC ( #11137872=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl tutorial building on Python skills?

Well, this might seem a bit basic, but Learning Perl does clearly explain the basics of Perl types etc and an experienced programmer would be able to rip through that and occasionally refer back to it for details.
The other one to jump-start idioms etc is the Perl Cookbook, even if some of it is a bit old now ie some of the techniques you would now use a module.
However it clearly shows examples of Perl in more realistic action; I've always found it handy for ideas to build on


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Re^2: Perl tutorial building on Python skills?
by hippo (Bishop) on Oct 22, 2021 at 09:13 UTC

    ++ for the Perl Cookbook. The learner should be able to recognise and code up solutions to the scenarios in their own language and then compare/contrast with the idiomatic Perl solutions. That ought to be a quick way to get them up to speed and starting to think more in the Perl worldview. Great suggestion.


      How could the Perl Cookbook be brought up to date in an open source fashion?
        Technically: One could think of a curated wiki to do so. Or using GitHub with patches.

        Legally: It depends on the authors and the publisher. They hold the rights.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        ) FWIW I've seen that O'Reilly has already granted the right to certain authors to self publish online ( i.e. to provide legal PDFs for download).

        But I'm ignorant about the legal framework.

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