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

by ciderpunx (Vicar)
on Mar 03, 2007 at 09:29 UTC ( #603046=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is Programming Perl still relevant as a reference book?

Is it relavant? Hell yeh! And beautifully written. I tend not to like learning from online docs (I find them more useful as a reference when I'm looking for a specific answer), so I read lots of techie books. I've found the camel amongst the best - it's pretty comprehensive. Its very densely written and would not be an ideal beginners book, but it sounds like you're looking for something fairly in depth.

On the cost issue, I don't know how the public library system works in Finland, but here in the UK you can ask your local library to acquire specific books for you - maybe that'd be an option.

Cheers

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Re^2: Is Programming Perl still relevant as a reference book?
by w-ber (Hermit) on Mar 03, 2007 at 10:17 UTC

    You know, I always forget that option.

    And what a coincidence. The city library has been under renovation since November, and was opened yesterday. I thought they would not open until later this month. A quick search in their web database reveals that they have the Finnish version of the book (translation published 2002), but not the original English one. I will check it out.

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