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Re^2: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Mar 08, 2012 at 06:05 UTC ( #958433=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition
in thread Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition

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.


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Re^3: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition
by bms (Monk) on Mar 08, 2012 at 14:21 UTC

    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.

        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.

        Yeah, but the only new material appears to be two about two pages worth of 5.14 info

        IO::File autoloading

        package Pinball::Wizard v1969.3.7 { my $new_lexical_scope = 1; ... }

        non-destructive modifier /r for tr///r s///r

        Perl 5.14 supports Unicode 6.0.

        automatic dereferencing  push $arrayref, qw( list of values );

        use feature ':514';

        If you've read the old version and perl5140delta you're up to date.

Re^3: Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition
by tangent (Deacon) on Mar 09, 2012 at 04:57 UTC
    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.

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