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Re^2: Best Perl Books of All Time

by diotalevi (Canon)
on Apr 15, 2006 at 06:37 UTC ( #543497=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I don't see why the Camel should be on that list. It was never important to me. I borrowed a copy for a few days and found that it wasn't all that useful. Eventually I just read the documentation and other books which aren't duplicated in the docs.

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Re^3: Best Perl Books of All Time
by McDarren (Abbot) on Apr 15, 2006 at 13:23 UTC
    I don't see why the Camel should be on that list.
    That's fair enough, and I won't argue with you.
    I guess it really comes down to how much individual value you get out of any particular book. When I think about my own personal experience with Perl, the three things that have had the greatest impact upon my learning curve were:

    • getting hold of a copy of the Camel,
    • getting hold of a copy of PBP, and
    • discovering Perlmonks :)

    So if somebody just starting out with Perl were to come to me and ask for some recommendations - that's the list I would give them.

    Darren :)

      The first couple chapters or so of the Camel book are the best quick introduction to Perl I think I've ever seen for someone who's already a programmer (in other languages). It's certainly valuable for that if no other reason, to say nothing of the fact it's kind of an entertaining read.

      print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
      - apotheon
      CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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