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Re: What's missing in Perl books?

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 03:48 UTC ( #508885=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What's missing in Perl books?

So, let's say you've read the Llama, the Alpaca, the Camel, the Panther, the Ram, and so on. Are you still looking for something? What haven't you found that you wanted?

I'd like a book which is actually about 'advanced' Perl programming. See my comments at Re: Advanced Perl Programming, 2nd edition -- more of the stuff in the first part of that book (e.g. globs, closures, attributes, Hook::Lexwrap, B, operator overloading, compilation phases), with greater detail and examples.

Among other things, I'd love a book entirely on XS. And probably a book entirely on POE.

To add to the laundry list of topics I'd like to see more detail on:

  • concurrent programming (forks, threads, multiprocessor) and IPC
  • software architecture/design for scalable Perl programming
  • unicode (in gory detail)
  • portability
  • security

I'm not saying there's a mass market for these things, but these come to mind when I think of things that seem to lack a well-written reference.

(And they do exist somewhere, please let me know so I can go check them out.)

Update:Some complaints I saw on another thread about how Perl is stereotyped as slow, for scripting only, etc., got me thinking maybe we need "Optimizing Perl" that would cover various problem domains including heavy I/O, database, CGI, numerical simulation, etc.

-xdg

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Re^2: What's missing in Perl books?
by davorg (Chancellor) on Nov 16, 2005 at 12:56 UTC

      Excellent. I'm adding it to my holiday wishlist.

      -xdg

      Code written by xdg and posted on PerlMonks is public domain. It is provided as is with no warranties, express or implied, of any kind. Posted code may not have been tested. Use of posted code is at your own risk.

Re^2: What's missing in Perl books?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 16, 2005 at 19:08 UTC
    I'd like a book which is actually about 'advanced' Perl programming.

    How about Perl Hacks?

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