Sorry for delaying the actual Perl programming part of this blog and thank you for your patience. I just wanted to make sure that I would actually have an audience before starting head first. Now that Google analytics is installed (more in a later post), I'll be able to monitor how many people come and pay me a visit! If you don't want to miss any post, please consider subscribing to this blog (links to the right). For Firefox users, I recommend the Sage feed reader (I like it).
I am monitoring the comments by email so even if you drop a line or two on a previous post, I will be seeing it (and possibly replying to it in time).
I am going to make a few assumptions about my readership. Please correct me if I'm wrong:
- Some of you have no experience in programming, or very little.
- You like to learn by getting your hands dirty: no lengthy and theoretical lecture but practice on subjects that interest you.
- You think adding Perl in your toolbox can help you with your computer skills. Improve your blog, parse web pages and add a line to your resume while having fun!
- You know how to use a computer. You can open a directory to check for files and use the basic features of your operating system.
- You are using a Windows operating system (Vista, XP, NT or 98). I am personally using Vista. Google analytics tells me that most of you use Windows, except for the one person who surfs on his iPhone. I know who you are!
Side note for Linux users:
Perl is present in most standard Linux distributions. In order to check the Perl version that you are using, open a terminal and type:
will show in which directory the Perl interpreter is located.
From now on, I will also assume that:
The first exercize is to choose and download a Perl distribution for Windows. We have two main options:
I already have my opinion on the question but I would like your take on the subject.
I will open a second poll in the right-hand side of this post for you, or you can just leave a comment. I will go with the popular vote.
French word of the day:
"une découverte": a discovery
- What's that Blogroll thing that you added?
- How to get Perl and set up your Windows environment?
- How to install Google Analytics on your Blogger blog
- Hello World program
- How to publicize your blog - Part II
- First version of FileInfo script