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

by derby (Abbot)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 14:14 UTC ( #509042=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

The Elements of Style and the MLA Handbook -- because sometimes you need to plead your case to non-developers.

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Re^2: Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?
by Your Mother (Chancellor) on Nov 16, 2005 at 18:29 UTC

    Strong ++ for Strunk and White. No matter what you're writing, it will make it better. Some of its concise, direct, no nonsense advice might even be applied to writing Perl and certainly to POD.

    Original 1918 edition online here: Elements of Style.

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