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Hi chromatic. Thanks for the great work.

I think the book also needs an early chapter covering:

  • installing your own perl into someplace like /usr/local/perl-5.x.y (that is, into a tree all to itself) since the OS tends to use its own system Perl for its own business, and new users should have their own Perl that they can play with
  • installing cpan packages into your own /usr/local Perl but using your OS's package manager for installing packages into the system Perl.
  • installing and using cpanm
  • local::lib -- though this is less important if they've installed their own Perl into /usr/local

New users need that stuff before they can feel comfortable with their setup and dig into more language details.

I'd also like to see a brief "cpan module recommendations" chapter.

This book looks great. Looking forward to making time to read it. Thanks again.


In reply to Re: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft by Anonymous Monk
in thread Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft by chromatic

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