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Re: What's on your Bookshelf (related to perl)?

by naChoZ (Curate)
on May 17, 2005 at 14:08 UTC ( #457815=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What's on your Bookshelf (related to perl)?

Privately owned

Bought myself...

Company owned

Bought by my employer...


Where in the nursery rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg?

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Re^2: What's on your Bookshelf (related to perl)?
by ady (Deacon) on May 17, 2005 at 14:41 UTC
    && an equally interesting question: which set of books would be close to sufficient for covering perl development.
    || put another way: if you could (had to!) bring 5 perl books with you on a far far away coral island, which would you pack in your luggage...
    -- allan

    update My own list would look like this:
    (1) Learning Perl -- even tho' it's a beginners book, it's still often the first one i grab to lookup how to slice a hash or flag a file test...
    (2) Programming Perl -- i wouldn't go anywhere without the bible. The book was tough to read, but haleluja! when i find myself in deep trouble, mother larry comes to me, whisper words of wisdom...
    (3) Perl Cookbook -- There's so much gold in this book for everyday program problem cracking, that i've switched from browsing it to reading it, front to back, and finding new revelations every time i bend over...

    Now it's getting more difficult. I choose
    (4) Advanced Perl Programming -- for it's good explanations of complex data structs and persistense plus code eval and closures without which it's hard to do any serious perl programming
    (5) Mastering Regular Expressions -- because at least 10% of the programming i do, is really done for me by regex'es, that's a real big gem in the perl crown.

    Now of course the OO, functional (HOP), GUI (TK), comp. sci. algorithms stuff all has it's merits, but if i HAD to choose... And then again, even the most remote coral sandbank has a web connection these days, so i can always hook up to and get my answers there. No sweat<g>
    -- allan

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