Learning perl (was: Let's organise a free teach-in)

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Fri Feb 16 22:17:30 GMT 2007

On Friday 16 February 2007 13:32, Denny wrote:

> I ended up hacking on and extending Slash, when the
> version number was 0.3-pre and the support consisted of Rob Malda saying
> "If you email me about this code I will blacklist you", plus a mailing
> list of about a dozen people trying to work out how to even get it to
> run, let alone do anything useful (fsvo 'useful').
> I'm never quite sure whether learning Perl from the code written by
> someone else while they were learning Perl was an incredibly bad idea,
> or as good a way as any.

>From *that* code, certainly a difficult way to do it.

-- c

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