In a talk entitled
A Minimal Perl Dialect for UNIX & Linux People,
began by stating that Perl is a great language, but because of
its complexity, many newbies
simplify their learning experience by
focusing on familiar elements of Perl
that are derived from its UNIX, Shell, and AWK origins.
would be wise
to pave the footpaths created spontaneously by pedestrians,
Tim feels that
professional Perl educators should help newbies by
teaching custom Perl dialects to them, which he has been doing for
Fortune 500 clients
Minimal Perl for UNIX & Linux People
uses these techniques to help UNIX/Linux users and programmers learn Perl
more quickly and easily, and have more fun with it.
A Minimal Perl Dialect for UNIX & Linux People
Spoke on Perl at
In June at Boca Raton Florida,
several technical talks
YAPC::NA 2003 Perl conference.
showed attendees how to use his
new Perl module,
that uses source filtering to
implement the select loop of the UNIX shells
(that's the only loop missing from Perl -- until now!).
The significance of that module is that Shell-aware Perl Programmers can
now write menu-oriented programs as easily in Perl as in the Shell,
and Perl programmers no longer have to envy the select loop
of their Shell-programming colleagues.
He also gave a 5-minute Lighting Talk on this module, which was just a
severely abbreviated version of the 45-minute session on the same
topic, so only the longer talk is provided by the link below.
Tim also gave a
Minimal Perl for Shell Users and Programmers,
featuring excerpts from his upcoming
book of the same title.
He also presented a humorous "Lighting Talk" on the history
to date of SPUG (the Seattle Perl Users Group), which reveals
the heretofore secret reason why SPUG is the biggest Perl group
in the New World!
Minimal Perl for Shell Users and Programmers, Part I
Perl One-Liners that beat Grep, Sed, and AWK
Minimal Perl for Shell Users and Programmers, Part II
Perl Scripts that beat Grep, Sed, and AWK
A module that implements the Shell's select loop through source-code filtering