Everyone that helped in the development of this tutorial. I do read all the feedback emails, but don't always action them the same year. What you have just read is better because of the people below. They fix the bugs, scream when they don't understand and I rewrite whole sections. Documents like this are written by the authors, but polished by the readers.
The roll of honour is, in a semi-chronological order:
- Mark Miller for his long email suggesting improvements and highlighting typos. I cringed when I realised what I'd let through :-(
- Roland to whom I am eternally grateful for sending in many typo reports, and pointing out where he didn't understand an explanation.
- Katya de Vries for
finding HTML errors and problems with the example code.
- Steven Ham for being picky about spelling errors. Good going, considering English
is his second language !
- Carlos Jaramillo Uribe for pointing out where I could have explained postincrements and regex a little better and for pointing out a typo or two.
- Sergio Polini who brought an interesting aspect Perl's behaviour with arrays to my attention, and helping to improve parts of the Regex section.
- Leo Durocher for telling me he had trouble with the regex section. If he did, I'm sure many others did too.
- Paul Trafford for solving the Them/Us problem I was too lazy to bother with, and doing it so elegantly.
- Eric Smith who was one of many people who made me a table of contents rather than just tell me I should include one. I never used any of them, and the one you see now is auto-generated by a program written in Java (only kidding, its not auto-generated :-)
- Mike Conkin who said he didn't understand $^I. Good point. I'd forgotten to explain it at all. Mike went to list several other areas I could do with improving in one of the most amusing and useful missives I've had on the tutorial. Thanks.
- Vasile Calamuti who picked up on my use
joinbefore I'd explained it, and a couple more oversights.
- Didier Owono for pointing out my original explanation of
/eedidn't make sense. Hopefully the second version does.
- Keen Meng Lew and Ever Olano who, independently (I assume) picked up exactly the same two typos. Which are now fixed.
- Anna in Ohio who sent a polite email with a few errors she picked up on.
- Ken Teuchler for knowing the difference between
=~, and for his long list of improvements which varied from grammar errors to style suggestions to oversights. A huge help.
- cookie, firstly for his Win9x experiments and error checks about my explanation of scoping. Secondly for his many subsequent emails pointing out minor problems which elevated him to status of #1 bugfixer. Appreciated.
- Ginny for spotting an errant ; which in the best tradition of teachers I have changed into an exercise for debugging, of course I meant to leave it out in the first place. I should also point out that a major motivation for me do put the effort into this tutorial is the appreciation of the userbase, and Ginny sent me a particularly motivational missive.
- Jeffery Jackson for noticing my error about 0-based arrays.
- Kevin Haskins for pointing out Notepad's limitations and an equality issue.
- Pat McCarthy for picking up a small typo.
- Bob Kauten who noticed that I hadn't explained the range operator properly. I blame....well, me really.
- Ayhan Tuncer for picking up a mistake where I'd carelessly cut and pasted pasted pasted. The next day Michael Kersey found the exact same error, before I'd had a chance to fix it. Ayhan also found quite a few more errors after that one during her work on the Turkish translation.
- Ray Price who was another one who found the above error, and a couple more typos as well.
- Henry Vermeulen, a Dutch chap who noticed I'd mispelled Heineken. Nothing to do with Perl, just one of my outlandish examples.
- Everyone that has ever worked on perl, all the hackers on the perl-win32* mailing lists, ActiveState and the netizens of clpm.
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