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Beta chapter of "Perl Best Practices"

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jun 19, 2005 at 18:17 UTC ( #468158=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

For those who haven't spotted it yet O'Reilly have published a beta chapter from TheDamian's forthcoming Perl Best Practices book.

Something to wet your appetites.

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Re: Beta chapter of "Perl Best Practices"
by greenFox (Vicar) on Jun 20, 2005 at 09:44 UTC

    If the sample chapter is in any way indicative of the whole work then this *will* be a book to own. I don't consider myself to be any-more than an intermediate programmer but I still didn't expect to learn too much from a chapter on subroutines or realise the potential pitfalls in some of my current coding habits, such as the use of an implicit return. I look forward to this one hitting the shops, thanks TheDamian!

    --
    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: Beta chapter of "Perl Best Practices"
by leriksen (Curate) on Jun 21, 2005 at 06:11 UTC
    I dont know where to post errors/typos, so if TheDamian is watching...
    p176 (according to the PDF) - bad grammar
    ... cluttered. Barewords is forbidden under use strict ...

    ...it is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong. - Warren Buffet

      I had emailed that one to Damian, and he tells me the beta isn't the latest draft of the chapter - that error has already been fixed.

      Hugo

Re: Beta chapter of "Perl Best Practices"
by QM (Vicar) on Jun 21, 2005 at 19:34 UTC
    In the advice on using bare returns for failure, I especially liked the quote:
    Until one day, the only person left is Kevin Costner. On a raft.

    Update: Wow! This book goes on my Wanted List. Really clear, simple, good breadth and depth.

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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