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I want to learn perl

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Hello all, i am very interested in learning perl, i have just downloaded ActivePerl for Windows, i know very basic commands and stuff, is there any tutorial or E-book i could read to help me , if so, can someone please provide a link??

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Learning Perl and Programming Perl from O'Reilly are good. Just keep in mind that Perl has a strange learning curve. Early on, you'll see good results, but that'll soon plateau, it's difficult to get past the basics. Perl is very powerful, but messy and complicated. Read lots of code too, you can find endless code on CPAN.

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a book that i got recently is called learn perl in a weekend. its by thomas nowers. the way he starts you off, it just makes sense. personally i would recommend this book. it makes perl quite simple for silly heads like me.

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Anything. It's a very diverse language, it takes elements from many paradigms (structural, functional, OO, etc). It has some pretty powerful text processing features as well. But if you ask me, Perl's largest advantage is CPAN, a library of code you can easily use in your own program. Look around in CPAN to see what Perl can be used for, and you'll find libraries as diverse as they come.

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You should read some of these scripts, http://www.roth.net/perl/scripts/author.asp?HarlanCarvey , lots of fun to be had with perl. :)

As for books, hrmm.. I really like:

"O'Reilly Learning Perl 3rd Edition" is a good start, won't take you more than 2-3 days to learn all the basics.

"O'Reilly Intermediate Perl" is likely the next logical step.

"O'Reilly Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition" has a good bit of 'everything' thrown in, nice broad coverage

"APress Pro Perl Parsing" - indepth parsing techniques, with additional cpan module references

After that, study what you will be doing, say regex or cgi, there are also windows or tk/tcl specific books

here: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/topic/perl

The majority of the books out there are from O'Reilly though.

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