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RE: Perl - Was Unix time conversion function

From: Hately, Mike (NESL-IT) <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 06:33:59 -0800
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Perl kind of makes sense but I haven't reached the point where it clicks and becomes natural. I still need to think about it very hard when I'm writing it. Hence, a lot of the time I fall back on shell scripts supplemented by pre-written (some would say shamelessly ripped off) perl code for the stuff that would get really messy is ksh.  

Mike Hately  

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Cary.... I once thought I wanted to do some Perl coding... So I bought a book and started to play with it. It made my head bleed... literally I had little droplets of blood emerging from my head.... They rushed me to the hospital and put me in the Perl ward where I languished for days on IV's of Mountain Dew and pulverized Ritz crackers..... it was close.

In my mind there is nothing obvious about Perl, this coming from and old C coder who did pointers and linked lists in his sleep years ago. I don't know, maybe I was having a bad day and it's time to get my "learning Perl" book out again....

Anyone else feel that way about Perl or am I a lone wolf in a Perl world?



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