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Re^3: Best Perl Books of All Time

by Marza (Vicar)
on Apr 16, 2006 at 03:15 UTC ( #543616=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Best Perl Books of All Time
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Well I did try what I thought was right but planetscape beat me to the punch.

As to the black book being bad? There are some glaring issues. Some style such as the lack of the mantra of use strict; and the CGI stuff is not handled well and some other things.

I was not suggesting it as a beginners book. More for trying to get a concept. I usually review a couple books for something that is stumping me.

I know it's blasphamy but sometimes the cookbook doesn't do it for me. Too thick in the head I guess. ;)

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Re^4: Best Perl Books of All Time
by tilly (Archbishop) on Apr 16, 2006 at 07:12 UTC
    A few details. Like lack of error checking and generally crap code. Which means that if you follow its advice and examples, you're guaranteed to write bad code, and won't have any idea where to start improving on it.

    There are lots of books that try to break things up into easily digestable pieces. I'd recommend finding one that won't encourage bad habits.

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