[nSLUG] Fwd: Calling Perl Mongers, Monks and Mooks
nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 15:13:39 ADT 2013
Just for the record, I would never try to discourage you from learning perl
if that's what your intent is, I think it's a very worth-while endevour. I
would discourage you however if you were trying to get something done
quickly without regard to the language. If you aren't already familiar with
perl's aggravating side, then I would recommend a simpler language, since I
know from experience how bald you can go when plowing around the learning
Hope you have fun with it!
On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Joshua B. <joshua at bearsend.ca> wrote:
> Haha thanks for the advice (and reverse-psych encouragement). I've
> been told the similar things. One friend who has a phd in CS refused
> to even look at my perl projects or help me with anything unless I
> agreed to learn python. Probably if I wanted to become a real
> programmer I'd follow the wise and prudent advice of my betters. But
> actually I think I just want to play with perl for perl's sake. I'm
> never going to be a "real" programmer.
> My favourite project right now ("Master and Command-liner" --- a
> napoleonic nautical warfare game) is prompting me to learn about OOP;
> the temptation to try python has crept back a few times. But I don't
> think I'll bite. Just as I was about to despair of figuring out
> objects, someone told me to look up Moose and "Modern Perl" ---
> giving me a new hope. I haven't had the nerve to start yet but I
> I think the perl culture, Larry Wall, the monks and commands like
> "bless" and "unless" that will keep me on this path despite sage
> advice to abandon it. And it's probably my desire for more contact
> with culture that prompted my email to this list.
> Thank you for all the responses so far!
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