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Re: Perl by Example

by mpolo (Chaplain)
on Jan 14, 2003 at 15:07 UTC ( #226857=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl by Example

I used the online version to do much of my Perl learning long ago. It is very easy to understand and moves well. That said, it doesn't go into using the strict pragma and other niceties... I am still a (slowly) reforming global variable abuser because of this.

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Re^2: Perl by Example
by xpuserpjc (Initiate) on Nov 14, 2007 at 16:22 UTC

    The "online version" mentioned here has moved. It is now at Also, there are two books with the same title:

    Perl by Example - author is David Medinets, published by Que, first edition, October 1996 vintage.

    Perl by Example - author Ellie Quigley, published by Prentice Hall, fourth edition, November 2007 vintage.

    I came here looking for a review of the latter, prior to possible purchase. Comments on Amazon are mostly positive, description looks good. This Perl Monks page began with a mini-review of this book.

    I see the latest comments are from 2003. Just wondering if the book is still a good value.

      Yes, there is a new version and it is still valuable. I bought it some months ago. I became interested after a recent review in Free Software Magazine.
      there are two books with the same title

      Quite right.

      This OP is a review of the Quigley book, while most everybody else in the thread is talking about the Medinets book.

      The Quigley book is not available on line.

      The Medinets book, though available on line, is not highly regarded by Perl experts, and so is not included in Perl Reference Materials: Books.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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