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Re^2: Best Perl Books of All Time

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 15, 2006 at 21:52 UTC ( #543580=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Personally, when teaching newbies, I don't find Learning Perl that useful. Don't get me wrong it's a nice book, but I don't find that the order and emphasis of topics match the way I teach (e.g. I introduce OO and references quite early.)

I think Elements of Programming with Perl provides both more breadth and more depth than the Llama. Though I don't like everything about the book, it is the best beginner's book out there.

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Re^3: Best Perl Books of All Time
by Marza (Vicar) on Apr 15, 2006 at 22:28 UTC

    The Learning Perl book is useful for some people. However, I have found that others respond well to simon cozens Beginning Perl ISBN 1861003145

      Thanks for the recommendations. I'll give 'em a look next time I get to teach newbie coders Perl.

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