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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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    • Care to elaborate on that?

      • "So, you want to learn perl? Where to start? A good place is " not one, but two places -- one of which is perlintro, and the other of which is even more places: a bunch of books.

        And after that, we're left to just the list of books, or maybe we followed the "perl documentation" link and are now reading the perldoc.perl.org root page [perl.org], which again has a link to perlintro and then a lot of meta information about perldoc.perl.org.

        So, learn.perl.org basically does nothing to capture the first-time reader's inter

        • "So, you want to learn perl? Where to start? A good place is " not one, but two places -- one of which is perlintro, and the other of which is even more places: a bunch of books.

          And after that, we're left to just the list of books, or maybe we followed the "perl documentation" link and are now reading the perldoc.perl.org root page [perl.org], which again has a link to perlintro and then a lot of meta information about perldoc.perl.org.

          So, learn.perl.org basically does nothing to capture the first-time reader's interest -- such as getting them started doing something interesting. I would expect a 'learn.something' to have e.g. a series of lessons. It would be better named 'books.perl.org' in its current state.

          Aye. IMO, there's nothing factually wrong with the page; it's just not very captivating. Imagine what you could do if you didn't take the web visitor at her word and just replied "well, there's perlintro, and a couple of books..." -- you could showcase how one could solve cool but tricky problems with just a few lines of Perl, you could show how a few common modules solve even trickier problems. You could have links to a couple of common 'starting points' in Perl: CGI, shell scripting, bioinformatics... the