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I started by skimming the Camel and tried using it as a reference book. It didn't work as a reference book, at least for me. Later I read the Llama, after the Camel it didn't teach me much and it was just as bad as a reference. (Programming I knew, Perl I didn't.)

The Perl Pocket Reference on the other hand I use all the time. Appart from minor omissions (like the range / flip-flop operator), it is an excellent pocket reference. So, the book I'd like to see would be "The Perl Reference": an expanded Pocket Reference that doesn't attempt to teach programming Perl, but that provides Programming Perl level of reference material in a Pocket Reference format. That is, take the Pocket Reference entries and expand them to deal with the edge cases and idiom that the Pocket Reference hasn't room for.


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In reply to Re: What's missing in Perl books? by GrandFather
in thread What's missing in Perl books? by brian_d_foy

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