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RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 17, 2000 at 00:32 UTC ( #7774=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How Many Perl Books do you Own?

Does the Perl CD Bookshelf count as one book or 6. It consists of Perl in a Nutshell plus the full text of 6 O'Reilly books on CD


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RE: RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?
by turnstep (Parson) on Apr 18, 2000 at 22:16 UTC
    One. You can't browse a CD in the bathroom, on a plane about to take off, etc. Yes, you can throw the CD in a laptop, but a book is still more portable (and the flight attendant won't yell at you for opening a book) :)
      I would seem to have to agree. CD books really aren't that good of a reference.

      Yet copy and paste is a nice feature, beats the hell out of read and type. Also you can get this for a lot cheaper than buying the books.

      LeGo

        I'd have to say that I disagree about books on CD not being good for reference.

        I like having hard copy books, if I'm going to read them cover to cover and mark up the margins with comments, and highlight bits of them. But I keep a copy of the "Perl CD bookshelf" on my computer at work (NOT shared, so I don't violate copyrights!) and it's great to be in the middle of writing a script to just open a shortcut and look through the index for what I need.

        Oh, NOT counting the "CD Bookshelf" I think I have 8 Perl books. If you count "Mastering Regular Expression" that makes 9, because that book is very useful for Perl programmers.

        Chumley

        Imagine a really clever .sig here.

      I would seem to have to agree. CD books really aren't that good of a reference.

      Yet copy and paste is a nice feature, beats the hell out of read and type. Also you can get this for a lot cheaper than buying the books.

      LeGo

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