I am a newbie here, and a newbie with Perl. I've messed around with programming in BASIC (oh, 23 years ago - which makes me feel WAY too old), Ruby, PHP, and Python. I have not actually mastered any language.
In any case, I'm learning Perl now. I've been studying and learning very rigorously over the last two weeks. The first week I focused on figuring out how to write programs for different tasks. Last week I spent the majority of my time going through the Learning Perl book. I read and completed the exercises for about 3 - 4 chapters per day.
Let me preface my question by saying that I know everyone's learning capacity is different and that each person has different strengths and different weaknesses. So, my question is this:
How long does is usually take for people to learn Perl? Not 'master' it, so to speak, but to understand it enough to not feel like a clumsy two year old?
How long did it take you to feel mildly or moderately comfortable moving around in the syntax and writing programs?
I am quite impatient and tend to get very frustrated if I cannot learn something very quickly, and the more I hear that people didn't learn it overnight, the easier it is for me not to think I'm a total moron.
Thanks in advance,