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Re: Best Perl Books of All Time

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Apr 15, 2006 at 03:24 UTC ( #543481=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Best Perl Books of All Time

Surely the Camel has to fit into this list somewhere? "Best Perl General Reference Book" perhaps? (Although apart from being an awesome reference book, I think most of it is worth reading purely for entertainment value).

Agree with what you say about PBP. This and the Camel have a permanent place on my bedside table and every night I read a few pages of one or the other :)

Also agree with your comments regarding HOP. I have a copy of that, but I've found that at my level - it's just too heavy going. Perhaps I'll get back to it later.

Perl Hacks sounds great, and I'll definitely be looking out for that one.

I'm also looking forward to brian d foy's up and coming Mastering Perl.

Darren :)

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Re^2: Best Perl Books of All Time
by diotalevi (Canon) on Apr 15, 2006 at 06:37 UTC

    I don't see why the Camel should be on that list. It was never important to me. I borrowed a copy for a few days and found that it wasn't all that useful. Eventually I just read the documentation and other books which aren't duplicated in the docs.

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      I don't see why the Camel should be on that list.
      That's fair enough, and I won't argue with you.
      I guess it really comes down to how much individual value you get out of any particular book. When I think about my own personal experience with Perl, the three things that have had the greatest impact upon my learning curve were:

      • getting hold of a copy of the Camel,
      • getting hold of a copy of PBP, and
      • discovering Perlmonks :)

      So if somebody just starting out with Perl were to come to me and ask for some recommendations - that's the list I would give them.

      Darren :)

        The first couple chapters or so of the Camel book are the best quick introduction to Perl I think I've ever seen for someone who's already a programmer (in other languages). It's certainly valuable for that if no other reason, to say nothing of the fact it's kind of an entertaining read.

        print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

Re^2: Best Perl Books of All Time
by heatblazer (Scribe) on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:19 UTC

    I agree about High Order Perl, but the Lama book ( if you refer to it ) is not really good for beginners since it left many key features of Perl and is quite incomplete. Recently I got Sam`s learning Perl for 24h and I must say it is quite well writen with a lot of practical examples.

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