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Re^4: Is Programming Perl still relevant as a reference book?

by TGI (Vicar)
on Mar 02, 2007 at 22:51 UTC ( #602974=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Is Programming Perl still relevant as a reference book?
in thread Is Programming Perl still relevant as a reference book?

Real books are definitely better than ebooks.

Despite the deficiecies of ebooks, the CD bookshelf is nice. You get a paper version of Perl in a Nutshell, in addition to the ebooks. The search features of the ebooks are handy for looking up something short. IME, On-screen reading is fine for light browsing of a text. However, longer material is unpleasant to read on screen.

When the CDBS was my primary resource, if I wanted to read a longer selection, I would just print out the sections as I needed them (duplexed, 2 "pages" to a side to save paper) and throw them in a binder. After a while it became obvious which books I was printing lots of, so I bought "real" copies of those books.

I found the CDBS to be a cost effective way to get my hands on a variety of good perl books, before I had time to build my library. YMMV

Don't forget to check used book stores, you might be able to find some real bargains.

Good luck building your library.


TGI says moo


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