in reply to Re^2: Teaching Perl
in thread Teaching Perl
I have a copy of the third edition (July 2001)
in front of me now, and am checking ...
The five page table of contents doesn't mention the
word "object" that I can find, nor "CPAN" - though
I see pack, unpack, grep, fork, and three chapters
on regular expressions.
The index does contain "object oriented programming"
and takes me to two paragraphs on page 297 which
point me towards perlobj and perlboot in the manpages.
Appendix B, which perhaps you're refering to, does
describe several CPAN modules. Within the
paragraph describing File::Spec on pg 285 the Class->method() syntax is
Arthur Dent's phrase comes to mind : "It was in the bottom of a locked filing
cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on
the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."
Please don't get me wrong - the llama is part of what
I used to learn perl back in the days of yore, and
is still a strong resource. But I think this flaw is
serious enough that I don't use it as a primary text.