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Re^2: So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?

by apotheon (Deacon)
on Apr 04, 2010 at 19:07 UTC ( #832731=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?
in thread So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?

Have you read "recipe" books for other languages? If so -- how do you think the Perl Cookbook compares to others? What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of the Perl Cookbook?

I haven't really gotten a whole lot of value out of "recipe" programming books in the past, in most cases. The one book that offers a pseudo-recipe approach to what it does that I've found really instructive was Gregory T. Brown's Ruby Best Practices, and that's probably largely because it's only sorta a "recipe" book. I wonder if the Perl Cookbook would actually do me much good.

print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
- apotheon
CopyWrite Chad Perrin


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Re^3: So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?
by crashtest (Curate) on Apr 04, 2010 at 23:33 UTC

    I can't say I've got recipe books for other languages - it's something I tend to shy away from because it feels like they come from the copy-paste school of programming. I do like the Perl Cookbook despite that because I find the explanations accompanying the examples to be suitable detailed and interesting.

      Thanks for the information. I'll see if I can find a copy at the local Barnes & Noble, and take a look at some of the explanatory text and see if it catches my interest.

      print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
      - apotheon
      CopyWrite Chad Perrin

Re^3: So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?
by ait (Friar) on Apr 05, 2010 at 04:18 UTC
    The Perl Cookbok is awesome IMHO. I just wished there was a newer edition, it has been a while at the second edition :-(

      What exactly do you find to be awesome about it?

      print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
      - apotheon
      CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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