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Re: So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Apr 09, 2010 at 15:13 UTC ( #833838=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to So what is your Perl book "Trilogy" anyway?

I've over 30 Perl books, including all the books mentioned in this thread, many of them in several editions. I find their combined total can't hold a candle towards Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment by W. Richard Stevens - the only books (first and second edition) I've consulted in the past 10 years to assist my Perl programming. And if you want a trilogy, throw in TCP/IP Illustrated (3 volumes) and UNIX Network Programming (2 volumes).

In fact, if I were to choose between the books of W. Richard Stevens vs. all the O'Reilly books (not just the Perl ones), I'd pick the W. Richard Stevens books.

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