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Old 12-23-2009, 07:53 AM   #1
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Starting Perl

Hi Community,
I want to learn perl programming. Can you suggest me where to start and how to get a good grip on perl?
Any suggestion is highly appriciated.

Thank you,
Old 12-23-2009, 08:37 AM   #2
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The best suggestions I can give you are, and - Perl is much maligned but very powerful. Not as fast as C, but easier to use.
Old 12-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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Just a few google results:

If you want to buy a book, try "learning perl" by Randal Schwartz. You may find cheap 2nd hand ones. As a reference book, try "perl cookbook" by Tom Christiansen. Both are published by O'Reilly.

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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Go to, like i told you in your previous posts..
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If you are brand new to programming at all, I recommend Beginning Perl, which you can get freely and legally online (in an earlier edition, but I prefer that edition to the second printing anyhow).

If you have programming experience, then I recommend Learning Perl preferably in the most current (5th) edition, since it has updates on a number of new features in Perl that earlier books don't discuss.

The Perl Cookbook is also excellent, as is Perl's internal documentation (which as Ghostdog says you can also find online), but I don't think I could have learned the language that way. I prefer a structured tutorial.



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