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Re: Tutorials Suggestion

by dmorgo (Pilgrim)
on Jul 30, 2004 at 23:49 UTC ( #378839=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Tutorials Suggestion

>Simply go to ActiveState's ActivePerl Download Site...

Yes, a tutorial is a good idea. A couple of suggestions for your writeup:

When making a link, especially in a tutorial, it's good to have the URL appear explicitly in the text, for people who are going off a written printout of the tutorial.

Also, it might be good to link to http://www.activeperl.com/ (the main page) rather than a subpage, the URL of which is more likely to change.

Finally, when telling people how to install Perl on Windows, I find an important point to mention is they should have administrator access on their machine. Otherwise the install becomes more complicated (have to manually go and associate the .pl file extension with perl.exe).

But it's a great idea to have such a tutorial.

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Re^2: Tutorials Suggestion
by giricredwolf (Acolyte) on Jul 31, 2004 at 06:08 UTC
    I greatly appreciate these reccomendations and will be updating the item I submitted to the Tutorial section right after posting this!

    Since I have XP Pro and my main account is an Admin. account, and I moved to this from 98SE, I forget that its NT base has the Admin. restrictions.

    Also, your link information is a good point... I think I'll add better navigation to it.

    Thanks!

Re^2: Tutorials Suggestion
by giricredwolf (Acolyte) on Jul 31, 2004 at 06:55 UTC

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