Intro to Perl

Curtis Poe poec at
Sat Feb 9 23:04:28 CST 2002

First, to everyone who replied to me either personally or off list:  thanks.

Next:  this idea is *not* to teach Perl.  It's not a class on Perl.  In fact, it's barely a class.
 It's more of a seminar.  The intent is to be just enough "hands-on" stuff to give 'em a fishing
pole.  Whether or not they fish is up to them :)

That being said, I can see now that I simply failed to do the math and trying to do too much.  So,
what I need to do is rethink this somewhat.  The first change should probably be focusing on
having them create a smaller, but fun, program (any suggestions?) and second, getting a good
introduction to Perl culture (why didn't I have this the first time?).

That may be too simplistic for what people want, but I think that walking prior to running is a
Good Thing.  Also, I've got some leads at PCC to check out re: classroom space.  The ONSITE!
office could hold a few people, but not many, so I'll keep researching venues.


"Ovid" on
Someone asked me how to count to 10 in Perl:
push at A,$_ for reverse q.e...q.n.;for(@A){$_=unpack(q|c|,$_);@a=split//;
shift at a;shift at a if $a[$[]eq$[;$_=join q||, at a};print $_,$/for reverse @A

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