easy introduction to perl

Nic Gibson nicg at noslogan.org
Fri Oct 5 10:06:26 BST 2007

On 04/10/2007, Pedro Figueiredo <me at pedrofigueiredo.org> wrote:
> hi,
> i have been tasked with doing several presentations on perl at work,
> to people who are not at all familiar with it (or even any unix. or
> even the ms-dos cli).
> my first session will focus on the bare essentials and cpan. i have
> the cpan half of it mostly finished, and i'm working on the perl
> introduction. so far i am drilling down these points:
> * three basic types
> * control structures
> * subroutines
> * packages
> * cpan
> from a bird's eye view, what do you think i'm missing?

*really* basic pattern matching
assignment and the funkiness of things like
@foo{qw/a b c/} = (1, 2, 3);

Also, if you're going to cover CPAN I think you probably need to look
at an overview of how to use if not write objected orientated

How big are your sessions? How long is your overall set of presentations?


> thanks in advance,
> pedro
> --
> http://pedrofigueiredo.org/
> "you don't code php. you merely edit it until it works." - merlyn

Nic Gibson
Director, Corbas Consulting
Editorial and Technical Consultancy

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