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Understanding the Perl Interpreter
Have you tried Perl in a Nutshell?
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Please don't link to unauthorised copies of copywrite material. Legalities aside, some of the authors spend their time contributing to the community. Your behaviour only hurts the community.
By that logic you need to be very careful about how things 'look'. Based purely on 'looks' you could get into trouble. See Phishing.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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