I picked learning perl, but in all seriousness it was hardcopy of the man page before the man pages got split up into something managable. the thing must have weighed a ton, but it was more informative than any book ;)
You spelt it wrong, on my first edtion copy it is
Programming perl' (little p). Oh oh I think I
just gave away my age.
Ohhhh you must mean the the 'Blue Camel'. The 'Pink Camel'
always be my first and best.
BTW, underneath a key piece of duct tape is Larry and
Randal autographs. :P --- mitd
I think Programming Perl was the best. I dunno why. I went back and read Learning Perl, and while it looks like a great book Programming Perl moved at a bit of a faster pace and covered more material. Uh oh, my cat is going insane so I gotta stop writing now.
My first PERL book was: "PERL5 by Example" aka PERLbe
by David Medinets and distributed by QUE... It totally
rocked. I own "PERL In a Nutshell" but PERLbe was the first
and in my opinion the best book I read on PERL.
I read PERLbe for the first time 4 years ago when I was
just a wee freshman in college and had yet to learn to
code, PERLbe helped me both learn to code and learn PERL.