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Re: Re{2}: Mastering Perl 5 by Eric C. Hermann

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Dec 01, 2001 at 13:59 UTC ( #128847=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re{2}: Mastering Perl 5 by Eric C. Hermann
in thread Mastering Perl 5 by Eric C. Hermann

Actually, localtime returns a list not an array. Either the author got that wrong or he didn't differentiate between the two well enough for you to pick understand that there is a difference.

Also, the year is not returned as four digits. It is the number of years since 1900 (currently 101).

The CGI information sounds a bit flakey to me. Does he mention taint mode at all?

I don't understand why he references CPAN thru a third-party URL that is liable to change or disappear. Why not use one of the Perl community's own URLs of http://www.cpan.org or http://search.cpan.org.

On the basis of this test the book looks like something that I couldn't recommend, but I should probably get hold of a copy and send a review to the publishers.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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