Perl-where to start!

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  1. gusious macrumors 65816

    gusious

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    #1
    Hello!!!

    Well, i'm very very interested to learn Perl. But where should i start from?

    Can you guide me?

    Also, i saw that i have 5.8.8 version of Perl. Is it necessary to upgrade to 5.10 which is the current version? If yes can you help me with that too?

    Thanks! I really appreciate it!:D
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    Perl.com

    And some of the PERL books (O'Reilly), like the Learning Perl (Llama), and Programming in PERL (Camel) books.

    And like any other language, practice and code in it.
     
  3. gusious thread starter macrumors 65816

    gusious

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    Thanks. Do you think that i should install the new version of Perl?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    No, the differences are so minor you won't notice them.
     
  5. detz macrumors 65816

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    I'll start you off, ALWAYS include these two lines at the top of your script.! :D

    PHP:
    use strict;
    use 
    warnings;
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Absolutely, without question the answer is
    "Learning Perl" by Schwartz & Christiansen published by O'Reilly and Assoc.

    After that yu can just get the reference material. "Programming Perl" from the same source but really most of us, after reading "Learning Perl" are good just with the on-line documentation. the on-line docs that are installed on your computer are very good and complete and always available. "Programming Perl" is NOT a beginner book put a very good reference
     

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