easy introduction to perl

Steve Mynott steve at tightrope.demon.co.uk
Fri Oct 5 10:04:25 BST 2007

On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 01:00:04AM +0100, Lyle - CosmicPerl.com typed:

> Maybe CGI and outputting to a browser??? but it depends on what they 
> will be using it for...

I don't think CGI is that suitable for beginners.  It's a fairly rubbish
programming environment after all with usually poor error handling.

Worse case you would have to tell them to tail the apache log and they
would just see "Premature end of script headers" the whole time.

Just reading and writing text files would be better.  The sort of thing
covered in the first few chapters of "Learning Perl".

Or even "perldoc perlboot".

Steve Mynott <steve at tightrope.demon.co.uk>

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