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Re^2: What's missing in Perl books?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 09:17 UTC ( #508951=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What's missing in Perl books?
in thread What's missing in Perl books?

but still there are hidden pearls, small modules that should be in everybody toolkit but that remain mostly undiscovered.
Although perhaps not as organized as you might want, this is mostly the goal of my magazine articles. Besides the specific example (and some general handwaving), what else do you want to know about each CPAN module?

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^3: What's missing in Perl books?
by salva (Abbot) on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:03 UTC
    Well, your articles are more as stories: you find some problem and then you tell how to solve it. It's great for mag columns but not for books.

    What I would like to see is some kind of reference that goes through the best (hidden) CPAN modules and tells me the pros and contras of every one and why I should use one or another.

    The focus of the book should be just to let the reader know about these pearls and to easily find the best module for his task at hand. Showing how to use the modules should not be required per se, but only to demonstrate the discussion.

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