Monday, 16 November 2009

Doing my own course - Learning Perl 1

There is too much screen reading - your attention drifts quite quickly when you are reading information from the screens. It is much easier to read the accompanying book for information.

Two interesting sites:

Using vi on linux for Perl scripting (actually Vim) on Fedora 9
Typos are fun.
Making sure all the brackets are in the right place.

NB The backquote is ` on the key with ¬ and ¦ and not the ' on the key with @.

The warnings flag is essential but diagnostics might be more useful. For this you add;

use diagnostics;

Two and a half hours is as much as I can do at a time, without feeling I am doing too much. Writing the code from the book helps as well.

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