Misunderstanding Context

Over the last few days I’ve been involved in a discussion on LinkedIn[1]. It has been interesting as it shows how many people still misunderstand many of the intricacies of context and, in particular, how it ties in with the values returned from subroutines. The original question asked why these two pieces of code acted […]

Perl Books

The Perl community on LinkedIn is fascinating. It’s a great way to see how Perl is perceived and used outside of the echo chamber. And that’s a real eye-opener. Here’s an example. Every few weeks (it seems) someone asks for advice on Perl books.At that point, a few people will jump in with sensible suggestions. […]