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Cross-Platform Perl

by P0w3rK!d (Pilgrim)
on May 16, 2002 at 15:40 UTC ( #167031=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
P0w3rK!d has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Cross-Platform Perl
Any thoughts on this book?
Is there anyone else out there that could point us all to some cross-platform resources of which we could all benefit. I'm sure there are plenty of monks out there with Win+Unix Perl questions...let's hear them!
:)
-P0w3rK!d

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Re: Cross-Platform Perl
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on May 16, 2002 at 16:17 UTC
    When I posted this node, someone recommended the book, but I posted a request subsequently to a perl mongers list for more information and got this reply. Do you know if there is a newer edition?

    perldoc perlport is still the definitive reference for Perl portability as far as I'm concerned, though you can probably find some helpful nodes here with Super Search.

    Update: It seems that London Perl Mongers mail archive is having server problems. The jist of the reply was that one of the mongers had taught himself Perl 4 from this book, which made no reference to use strict etc.

Re: Cross-Platform Perl
by mrbbking (Hermit) on May 16, 2002 at 16:19 UTC
    I have not read it, but you might consider Tom Christiansen's opinion of this book. And others, for that matter...
    s!!password!;y?sordid?binger?; y.paw.mrk.;;print chr 0x5b ;;; print;print chr(0x5b+0x2);;;;;

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