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•Re: Re: •Re: Re: Good Textbook for Teaching Perl?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Apr 09, 2003 at 16:18 UTC ( #249282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: •Re: Re: Good Textbook for Teaching Perl?
in thread Good Textbook for Teaching Perl?

I intended to make the Gecko book obsolete, incorporating all of its features into the third edition of the Llama, and I believe I have succeeded in that. Llama 3rd edition is practically platform neutral, and the oddities of the ancient ActiveState Perl have been eliminated because all versions now build from one source.

However, I'm not in charge at O'Reilly. They appear to be unwilling to cancel a stale book that still has a (mis)percieved need (as in, it's still selling many copies), and I can see their reason for that, so I'm not fighting it. (The extra $200 or so a month I make from it probably influences my decision there. {grin})

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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