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Help from experienced Perl programmer
Hi all you Perl guru's, I have just purchased several books on Perl etc. I really want to learn this language.
The book Perl 5.0, tells me to download a perl intrepretator and a perl text editor. I have spoken to several people. Some recomend using word or notepad for a text editor and some sent me to http://www.activatestate.com and told me to download Activeperl.

I just would like to know what people on these forums board use.

I see people like Eliot and Paul, who seem to have a large wide knowledge on Perl, could you give me any tips on programs or basic tutorials, or websites too start from.

Did any of you go to university to learn, or is it all self taught, if so, where did you start off, and what would you recomend a total newbie in respect in where to start.

Any help and time referenced answering this question is very well appreciated.

Thank you (a complete Perl newbie)

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Hi fiona,

I am a newbie myself but I have a link for you.
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...ew=&sb=&vc=1

GClemmons posted that a while ago and a few people added some very helpful links. You should be able to get some good info out of that.

I use activestate perl with Homesite (http://www.allaire.com) for an editor myself but Notepad will work fine.

Regards,
Charlie

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thank you piper for replying, your post has been very useful

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I am having the same sort of problem, does anyone know of a good script de-bugger with an internal browser to use with Perl

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Perl has a built-in debugger...

perl -d yourscript.cgi

--Drew
Links 2.0 stuff
http://www.camelsoup.com
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Hi there, thanx for the info, but is there any simple to use perl programs out there that you would personally reccemend to me and other viewers

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You might find JPDeni's post in the DBMan Customization a while back helpful. http://gossamer-threads.com/p/98233 If you read through and view the entire thread, JPDeni gave step-by-step instructions for setting things up.

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1) TextPad (www.textpad.com), Allaire Cold Fusion Studio, Dreamweaver Ultradev, and WordPad.

2) Self-taught and also lessons from a programming guru who knows C++, Perl, and Java.

3) The threads posted already in this Thread should help you.

Regards,

Eliot Lee
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You might try Komodo from ActiveState.

--Drew
Links 2.0 stuff
http://www.camelsoup.com
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Once you've started to learn Perl a bit you might take a look at http://www.perldoc.com/.

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First of all, a big thank you to everyone who has posted back. Some very good information there.

After a bit of research and advice through my pm, I have decided to download OPTI PERL 3.3 (30 day trial) and INDIGOPERL. After setting up and installing the files I keep getting file errors relating to the program called:-
Nmake.exe can someone tell me what this program is used for, do i need it, and where can i get it.

Does anyone else use this combination of software, I would like to know because if it is poor I may have to go out and invest in some proper stuff.

As they say nothing is free in this world, it takes money to make money.........

Thanx again all...


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I'm not familiar at with with the products you've mentioned. The two programs JPDeni had suggested work well together and are very affordable - about $35 to register editplus.

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Thanx Karen, I will look into that,

thanx again everyone, your help is much appreciated and welcome

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For reference, nmake is a windows tool that helps you compile programs. I've never heard of Opti Perl either, and am not sure if it is a port of perl, or some sort of perl editor. I'd love a link to it though.

The only way to go is to download perl from Activestate. It's the "accepted" port of perl for windows, and you will have problems with other installations. They also provide binaries for most modules eliminating the need for nmake.

Cheers,

Alex

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http://www.xarka.com/optiperl/