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Re^2: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft

by ww (Archbishop)
on Jul 05, 2010 at 13:25 UTC ( #848063=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft
in thread Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft

Moderately agree with point 1, only on the grounds that the "-icity" element may pose a stumbling block to some readers (IMHO_and_E, less common and therefore less familiar_and_understandable than "-ness") but am skeptical about recommendation 2:

'Chapt. 3: variables, types and coercion section, it says "assigning to a variable". I assume that should read "assigning type to a variable"?'

Methinks this has serious potential for confusing readers, who've been told that:

"... the sigil of the variable in a declaration determines the type of the variable...."
at "Variable Sigils"
and that...
"Perl 5 variables do not enforce types on their values."
at "Variables, Types, and Coercion"

Perhaps this "potential" arises only from the limits of my own understanding/appreciation, but I must obviously leave that judgement to others.

Suggestion 3 makes excellent sense to me.

Finally (for this post anyway), I find the sections on references, beginning with "Array References" particularly clear. Well done!

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Re^3: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jul 24, 2010 at 23:16 UTC

    Thanks for your comments. How would you like me to credit you in the book?

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