easy introduction to perl

Andrew Black andrew-li at black1.org.uk
Fri Oct 5 13:25:33 BST 2007

Dave Hodgkinson wrote:

>> Regular expressions?
> Ah, that argument again.
> Regexps are a different language and should be covered separately. 
> Recipes may
> be pointed to, references referenced, but they're Not Perl.

But they are such an important part of Perl (and unimportant parts of 
many other languages) that IMHO it makes sense to cover this.

I have seen Perl that extracts data using all manner of _index_
and _substr_ calls (guess what - it was written by  a C programmer).
Hardly a perlish way of doing things.

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