I picked learning perl, but in all seriousness it was hardcopy of the man page before the man pages got split up into something managable. the thing must have weighed a ton, but it was more informative than any book ;)
My first PERL book was: "PERL5 by Example" aka PERLbe
by David Medinets and distributed by QUE... It totally
rocked. I own "PERL In a Nutshell" but PERLbe was the first
and in my opinion the best book I read on PERL.
I read PERLbe for the first time 4 years ago when I was
just a wee freshman in college and had yet to learn to
code, PERLbe helped me both learn to code and learn PERL.
You spelt it wrong, on my first edtion copy it is
Programming perl' (little p). Oh oh I think I
just gave away my age.
Ohhhh you must mean the the 'Blue Camel'. The 'Pink Camel'
always be my first and best.
BTW, underneath a key piece of duct tape is Larry and
Randal autographs. :P --- mitd
I think Programming Perl was the best. I dunno why. I went back and read Learning Perl, and while it looks like a great book Programming Perl moved at a bit of a faster pace and covered more material. Uh oh, my cat is going insane so I gotta stop writing now.