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Read the book...while out-of-reach of the net.

Typed in the code.

Didn't get a t-shirt; didn't even get the code to pass -c but didn't get any useful info by adding strict, warnings, diagnostics, etc. ad nauseum.

Proofread... repeatedly. To no avail. (Remember: the one-eyed man is king in a world of the blind)

Lo and behold: your wiki ref led me eventually to a Stevenson site where I found this:

13. Hey, the perl script doesn't work! What's the deal?

The production people at the publisher tried valiantly to get the perl script typeset without any errors, but one error did slip in. It is located on the eighth line. Where the book says
and so on, it SHOULD say
and so on.

And following a few links further, and


Update 20100704: added link to Stevenson's errata in para beginning "Lo and...."

In reply to Re^2: The science fiction writer who most personifies Perl is: by ww
in thread The science fiction writer who most personifies Perl is: by apl

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