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Actually, localtime returns a list not an array. Either the author got that wrong or he didn't differentiate between the two well enough for you to pick understand that there is a difference.

Also, the year is not returned as four digits. It is the number of years since 1900 (currently 101).

The CGI information sounds a bit flakey to me. Does he mention taint mode at all?

I don't understand why he references CPAN thru a third-party URL that is liable to change or disappear. Why not use one of the Perl community's own URLs of or

On the basis of this test the book looks like something that I couldn't recommend, but I should probably get hold of a copy and send a review to the publishers.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


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In reply to Re: Re{2}: Mastering Perl 5 by Eric C. Hermann by davorg
in thread Mastering Perl 5 by Eric C. Hermann by staeryatz

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