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Pandora-Box

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Perl books
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Can someone suggest me some books in Perl for a newbie?

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Perl
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why not google Yourself ???

perl for beginners returned 3.200.000 hits ( perl & for & beginners )

[b"]perl for beginners"[/b] note the quotes to search for the exact wording returned 38.400 hits

pick any one of them...
for example
http://www.perl.org/learn.html
or
http://www.perl.com/pub/2000/10/begperl1.html
or
http://www.activestate.com
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject:
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Do you want a book? Or an online resource?

Are you actually wanting to learn how to leverage the language and write good, new code? Or have you have a library full of scripts dumped on you?

As fa as I'm concerned, Perl was written by a sadist! Yes, it works great, but any language where:
h*0?>)($%****>>%$#@!@

Is a valid line of code, and not a mistake my modem made, is a sadistic language!
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject:
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I have to agree with Ed. Perl is a good 4th or 5th computer language to learn, but heaven help the poor person learning it as their first computer language! I use Perl quite a bit, even though it is not as fast to code up as SAS, but I do NOT try to get fancy with Perl! For example, the default Perl variable name rules are (basically):
- variable names can be up to 255 characters
- variables are typed based on the first character -- $ for scalar, @ for array, % for hashes
- variables are defined upon first reference
- variable names are case sensitive (these two rules mean heaven help you if you're a bad typist)
- Perl automatically converts variables between numbers and strings as needed

I always make sure my Perl code has
Code:
use strict ;
which does help with some of the oddities that Perl can cause.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:22 pm    Post subject:
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Enrico apologies

I did google and found that site myself

Since I would be away from system I was looking for books

I am looking for a job change so why learning new things to me in hope to get a job

Frankly at this state of mind I dont know what is better
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject:
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Hi Pandora,

At the risk of overstepping bounds, i suggest you search for positions that need what you are already good at.

Learning new things is always to one's advantage. I would not consider something i was just learning to influence an interview.

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I dont know what is better
Better than what?

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject:
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To be frank I am good at Mainframes

Though oppurtunities are slim

So why I was trying out things outside of my skillset

Am not so experinced as experts but not regarded as a candidate to code that is the sad part
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject:
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I usualy install Perl on my usable PCs. Same with Rexx. But I use Rexx more often than Perl for writing stuff to run under windoze.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Perl books
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But I use Rexx more often than Perl for writing stuff to run under windoze.


Open Object Rexx or Regina Rexx ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks all for your valuable inputs
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Perl books
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
Open Object Rexx or Regina Rexx ?
I've used Regina more than OO.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Perl books
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I would suggest to switch to ooRexx icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject:
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It depends on which interpreter is to the fore - i.e. I do not know as I basically use vanilla Rexx.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Perl books
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no need with ooRexx to use the object garbage
You can write everything in classical rexx
with the advantage of being able to use if necessary the oorexx constructs
some of them are pretty powerful and not even too much OO icon_cool.gif
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