[Melbourne-pm] perl is a terrible language to learn
scottp at dd.com.au
Sun Sep 21 19:46:32 PDT 2008
On 22/09/2008, at 12:12 PM, Alfie John wrote:
> I think Deborah's talk on "How to teach Perl" mentioned:
> * Perl is a hard language to teach, let alone learn
> * Perl is not a good 1st, 2nd, 3rd... language to learn
> * Perl is a good 10th language to learn
Thanks that was it.
> In other words, learn something else as your first programming
> language. Learn other languages. Get good at how programming works.
> Grok idioms from other languages. Take the good from all. Then... be
> enlightened with Perl.
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Scott Penrose <scottp at dd.com.au>
>> I can't remember who said it but I remember the comment but I liked
>> * Perl is not easy to learn
>> * It is not the best language to learn first
>> * It is not the best language to learn second
>> * or even third
>> * But once you learnt it you will not want to use anything else.
>> Another comment I know made by Damian Conway - "It fits into my
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