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Re: Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?

by hawtin (Prior)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 14:04 UTC ( #509039=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?

How come no-one has mentioned "The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" by Ableson and Sussman? I know that it predates Perl by a good few years but it still has the best explination of closures I have read in a book

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[LanX]: Yeah option a doesn't go into history
[LanX]: probably I need to teach the app to restart after C-c Kill
[Corion]: LanX: Maybe have an infinite-loop cmd file? Much easier than trying to manage that from within Perl IMO
[Corion]: Alternatively, relaunch the application from cron (or a Windows cron) every minute
[LanX]: will try infinite loop ...
[Corion]: :START ... goto START
[LanX]: oh .bat you mean?
[LanX]: obscure cult ...
[Corion]: LanX: cmd.exe is just another way to launch Perl

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