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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Javascript is actually quite similar to Perl. It (only) has one-dimensional arrays. It has hashes, in Javascript known as "objects". Any parameter to a sub/function is optional. It even has native regular expressions — unlike PHP, where a regexp is a string.

    IMO, one of the major differences between Javascript and Perl, is the OO system. And that isn't a bad thing: Javascript has a very interesting view on the world of objects.

    I don't think you can learn proper Javascript off the web. There's just too many junk tutorials around, all focussing on those silly webpage effects. You pretty much need a good book. The "Javascript" book from O'Reilly [oreilly.com] was really helpful to me, but I'm sure the must be others.