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Re: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 08, 2012 at 03:28 UTC ( #958417=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition

If you've read the first edition of Modern Perl, than you know that it is unlike the standard slew.

So what is new in the new edition?

I see a new cover, more/indented bookmarks and maybe 18 new pages, but I haven't narrowed it down yet.

By the TOC I see some sub-chapters have been reordered (and toc is indented), and I also notice the (code) font is bigger.

I don't think there is any actual new content, is there?

update: The changes are mostly cosmetic/typos/clarity/credits, see for yourself

Still a good read/reference to jump into some good practices for programmers new to perl

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Re^2: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Mar 08, 2012 at 06:05 UTC
    I don't think there is any actual new content, is there?

    The new features of 5.14 get some attention, and I removed some material that just didn't work in the first edition. It's about as dramatic an update as 5.14 is over 5.12.

      Ah. That makes sense. The content didn't change a whole lot, but it was more of an internal/bug fix than about adding a bunch of new features.

      Great analogy. I like it. Regardless, I still love this book. Maybe more than Eloquent Ruby...

        The contents changed more than you might think. I revised something in at least 90% of the paragraphs of the book. Most of those changes were to improve organization and clarity.

      I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, chromatic, for making this excellent book available for free. Hopefully, by doing this, it will suffer the same fate as Paulo Coelho's book The Alchemist which sold 12 million print copies after he put a free version online.
Re^2: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition
by bms (Monk) on Mar 08, 2012 at 04:07 UTC
    I agree with you. However I do thoroughly enjoy both. I hadn't done a review for the first edition, so I treated it like I would've the first. However, I do still think it's a great text. Not a vast improvement, but I love both editions regardless.

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