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[aprssig] Programming Language Advice

Tapio Sokura oh2kku at iki.fi
Mon Jan 19 00:43:31 UTC 2009


Ray Wells wrote:
> Thanks for all the additional replies. I think the only language I'm 
> proficient in at the moment is profane, after all the syntax errors from 
> perl :-)

Two suggestions for learning and using perl: always begin your scripts
with "use strict;" and "use warnings;". They force you to be a bit more
disciplined when coding and warn you of things that could lead to
trouble. Taint checks (-T command line parameter) are sometimes useful
as well.

  Tapio



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