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It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 03, 2001 at 00:00 UTC ( #77489=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Start with the description of the book and poke around from there!

Woo hoo!

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

Comment on It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
Re: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by le (Friar) on May 03, 2001 at 00:06 UTC
    Congratulations, merlyn.

    Would I get an objective answer, if I asked if I should buy it? :-)
Re (tilly) 1: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by tilly (Archbishop) on May 03, 2001 at 00:10 UTC
    I had the pleasure of reading one of the drafts.

    I have to say that it was scary how much I learned reading that.

    As a random sample, bonus marks to the first person (other than merlyn and the like) who can say what ARGVOUT is used for in Perl. (Yes, it is documented.)

    UPDATE
    Geez, am I the only person who didn't know that off of the top of the head? :-/ (Congrats to both strredwolf and premchai21.)

      Camel Book, page 659. Used with the -i switch. Demonstration of it on page 496.

      --
      $Stalag99{"URL"}="http://stalag99.keenspace.com";

      The filehandle ARGVOUT is selected for the in-place data to be printed back to the file which is being edited in-place. See perlrun.

      Update: strong { must { $me->be(FASTER) } }; #! Another posted as I typed.

Re: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by TStanley (Canon) on May 03, 2001 at 00:26 UTC
    Congrats on your new book merlyn. Looks like its time to break out the old
    credit card again :-)

    TStanley
    In the end, there can be only one!
Re: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by dirthurts (Hermit) on May 03, 2001 at 03:47 UTC
    Great... I just ordered the 2nd edition 3 days ago.
Re: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by Anonymous Monk on May 03, 2001 at 09:05 UTC
    Does it describe the POD mini-language? (I don't think it needs to). Does it describe the pod documents that come with perl? (I think this would be quite helpful for beginners.)
      We say "this is found in perldoc xxx" at least a dozen times, as well as using the perldoc command itself as a source of data for a few of the exercises!

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

Re: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by birdbrane (Chaplain) on May 03, 2001 at 17:19 UTC
    Congrats merlyn! When newbies ask me about how to learn perl (better), I always point them to the Llama book.

    I still keep my copy close by for brain-fart emergencies (in this job, they are quite frequent).

    Keep up the good work!

    bb

Re: It's alive, I tell you! Llama 3 is alive!
by mrmick (Curate) on May 03, 2001 at 17:38 UTC
    Congrats merlyn !

    I'm sure it will be at least as good the the previoous versions. It sure helped me when I first started learning Perl.

    Mick

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