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Re: If I could only own one Perl book, it would be:

by ww (Archbishop)
on May 24, 2006 at 12:55 UTC ( #551349=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to If I could only own one Perl book, it would be:

voted for LPO, R&O because:
  1. it covers in detail that which is mainly skimmed in the other primer texts such as LP, Cookbook, etc. (and while LP, Cb, etc would be excellent choices if "I could only own one Perl book" && "I were just beginning my pilgrimage" I tend to think I'm far enough from the starting line that I can rely on occasional refreshers here or elsewhere online for primer material)
  2. the selections do not include my real choice, "Mastering Regular Expressions."

But... contradicting the above, trying to browse to O'Reilly's English-language sites (for the address for MRE) yields (0845 EST, 24 May)
"Bad Request
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Apache/1.3.34 Server at Port 80."

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[Corion]: Meh. Once again I find that SQLite doesn't support window functions and I want to use those nowadays :-)
[erix]: Look what I found! :P
[Corion]: Hmm - actually, I don't need them, even though they'd be nice. I just want the (say) 10 latest images, and that's easily done with a limit 10 offset 0 clause, as I don't need all top 10 images for all users.
[Corion]: erix: Sure, but this is for a really-lightweight application and I'm replacing a CSV file / JSON file for user configuration with SQLite (and optionally, Pg) :)
[erix]: isn't a texty format handier for configs?
[Corion]: So far, I've avoided having even a user database by storing the user information in a (signed) cookie that the browser keeps for me, but as I want to be able to lock users, I need a second storage option :)
[Corion]: erix: It's needed for keeping the list of users and the list of tags associated with an image, and for keeping the images with users. I want an easy way to know if an image can be deleted, which means that it can't be referenced by any tag anymore. ...
[Corion]: SQL feels like a natural choice here :)

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