I've been spending my Saturdays doing tutorials on languages I'm curious about. This week it's Perl.
- It's old
I couldn't find any tutorials for creating a project on this, so I did the Learn Perl tutorial
I thought it would be a bit boring just learning the basics, but it quickly went completely off the rails when it turns out that you have to prefix a variable with a different symbol depending on whether it's a scalar, array or hash. And the symbol for a hash is not a hash (hash starts a comment).
It's not awful, but I think given the choice I'd rather not program in Perl.
F#. Which I know nothing about (except that it works in VS Code).