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Re: Any Book Recommendation

by JoeJaz (Monk)
on Apr 17, 2004 at 18:20 UTC ( #345998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Any Book Recommendation

At work we have a book called "Perl: Black Book" This is a really thick book that covers a lot of content. Though I have never read it cover to cover, I use it all the time for reference. I find it very useful. We also have "Perl: The complete Reference," which complements the other book very well. I have seen both of them on Amazon. I hope this helps. Joe

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Re: Re: Any Book Recommendation
by tilly (Archbishop) on Apr 17, 2004 at 21:22 UTC
    I don't have "Perl: Black Book", so this is going to be second hand information.

    I know that it has a number of good reviews on Amazon. I know that some people like it. But I am personally bothered that I have never seen a top Perl programmer recommend it. I'm also bothered that the only person that I personally knew who loved it and recommended it had picked up a style that he claimed was from the Black Book which involved no error checking. Which indicates serious flaws that most readers will not notice, but which are glaring problems that raise red flags for good Perl programmers.

    Asking about it in chatter, kvale turned up this review which indicates that my doubts are well-grounded.

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