Why I learnt Perl (was Let's organise a free teach-in)

Chris Benson chrisb at jesmond.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 16 21:35:43 GMT 2007

On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 08:16:02PM +0000, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> What I'd be more interested in would be how and why people here learned
> Perl.  

For my why, see

As to the how: It's easy to learn the command names and syntax -- just
spend 10 years writing multi-thousand line shell scripts using at least
half the programs in a (SystemIII-era) /usr/bin.  I understand that this
method was fixed in >= v5.000.
Chris Benson

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