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RE: RE: RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?

by LeGo (Chaplain)
on Jun 26, 2000 at 19:50 UTC ( #19866=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?
in thread How Many Perl Books do you Own?

I would seem to have to agree. CD books really aren't that good of a reference.

Yet copy and paste is a nice feature, beats the hell out of read and type. Also you can get this for a lot cheaper than buying the books.


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by chumley (Sexton) on Aug 17, 2001 at 02:03 UTC

    I'd have to say that I disagree about books on CD not being good for reference.

    I like having hard copy books, if I'm going to read them cover to cover and mark up the margins with comments, and highlight bits of them. But I keep a copy of the "Perl CD bookshelf" on my computer at work (NOT shared, so I don't violate copyrights!) and it's great to be in the middle of writing a script to just open a shortcut and look through the index for what I need.

    Oh, NOT counting the "CD Bookshelf" I think I have 8 Perl books. If you count "Mastering Regular Expression" that makes 9, because that book is very useful for Perl programmers.


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