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Learning Perl 4th ed.

by Hearthstone (Novice)
on Jul 03, 2007 at 21:49 UTC ( #624799=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Hearthstone has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have the 3rd edition. While browsing a book store I saw the 4th edition which covers Perl 5.8. Does anyone recommend picking up 4th ed, or will 3rd ed (5.6) serve just as well? Is a 5th ed. right around the corner?

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Re: Learning Perl 4th ed.
by merlyn (Sage) on Jul 03, 2007 at 22:58 UTC
    We are not currently planning any more updates for Learning Perl for Perl5. We're currently developing the outline and some initial writing for Learning Perl for Perl 6.

    I won't answer the "should I get 4th if I have 3rd", as my answer would be biased. {grin}

      exciting!! Shall I ask you for the exact date to be published?

      I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction
Re: Learning Perl 4th ed.
by Marza (Vicar) on Jul 03, 2007 at 23:50 UTC

    Shouldn't you be using the Camel book now?

    Take a look at the updates. I don't think there is much to warrant a new copy. Sorry Merlyn. ;P

    Save your money for the Learning Perl 6 edition. Is that better Merlyn? ;)

      You can check out the chapters of the upcoming book Learning Perl 6 as they are being written. Also available online is the book Mastering Perl by brian d foy, to be published by O'Reilly this summer.


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