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RE: RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?

by turnstep (Parson)
on Apr 18, 2000 at 22:16 UTC ( #7944=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?
in thread How Many Perl Books do you Own?

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) :)


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RE: RE: RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?
by LeGo (Chaplain) on Jun 26, 2000 at 19:50 UTC
    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.

RE: RE: RE: How Many Perl Books do you Own?
by LeGo (Chaplain) on Jun 26, 2000 at 19:52 UTC
    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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