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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Do the exercises. That's right, sit down in front of EMACS or vi or Notepad or whatever your favorite editor is, hammer out the code, make the typos and puzzle over the error messages, the whole bit.

    You might want to check out perlmonks.org as well.

    And welcome!

    John

    • Perlmonks, eh? Ok, will do.

      One thing I like about Apress and Wrox books is that they have "Try It Out" sections that show small code examples of what is being explained. I also like the exercises at the end of each chapter. It helps me to have a full example to go through, to see it all in context.

      Since I'm on a Windows machine, I'm using ActiveState's Perl, and trying out the personal edition of Komodo. I thought it would be good for a beginner because of the intellisense and built-in debugging, so it tells me as soon as I've typed a mistake. Very handy :)

      -Sean