easy introduction to perl

Adrian Howard adrianh at quietstars.com
Fri Oct 5 11:32:42 BST 2007

On 4 Oct 2007, at 22:59, Pedro Figueiredo 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

Context definitely needs a mention. I find that often confuses newbies.

This may be slightly contrarian - but I have personally found it  
easier to introduce references/objects earlier rather than later.  
Especially if folk have experience in other programming languages.



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