an_mo's Journal http://www.slashcode.com/~an_mo/journal/ an_mo's Slashcode Journal en-us Copyright 2004, OSTG - Open Source Technology Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2012-01-25T04:40:28+00:00 Me admins@slashcode.com Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 an_mo's Journal http://images.slashcode.com/topics/topicslash.gif http://www.slashcode.com/~an_mo/journal/ My thoughts on perl http://www.slashcode.com/~an_mo/journal/137?from=rss Ok, so I have read the Llama book and even managed to code <a href="http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiPatches/GetReferersBar">some stuff</a> (I am not a professional programmer and I have never taken any classes or formal programming education so don't complain too loudly). Anyway here's my thoughts: <ul> <li>Perl is difficult: the idea of contexts gives me the creeps. It never returns an error because everything has a meaning. I have learned it the hard way when a couple of times I wrote: if ($string1 == $string2) which is never going to give me what I originally thougth it would. Anyway this is what makes it powerful so I can't complain</li> <li>Why do I keep forgetting the $ in front of the varnames?</li> <li>Why do I keep forgetting the ; at the end of the line?</li> <li>Why doesn't the lama book tells you about arrays of arrays, arrays of hashes etc etc<nobr> <wbr></nobr>..? I had to write incredible workarounds only to find out from a newsgroup that I could reference to arrays</li></ul> an_mo 2001-12-23T01:16:07+00:00 perl