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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If these people know another language already, I'll bet they'd soak up the Perl best if you showed them side-by-side examples (how you'd do something like read a line of data in Perl and how you'd do it in the language they already know, for example).

    There is nothing like teaching to make you really learn something :) I had to teach an Introduction to HTML last fall and ended up learning how to do useful CSS for the first time, while I taught it.

    • Hi, I found your post about 'teaching perl" and I was hoping you could help me: I'm learning perl right now and I'm supposed to do my project at the same time. I need to access the data in a particular column of a particular sheet of an excel file; I also need to do a search for close matches in two lists of names (i used grep but that does exact matches) and I don't know how to do that. If you would please reply I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.