in reply to Good Textbook for Teaching Perl?

You might want to have a look at Effective Perl Programming (Joseph N. Hall and Randal L. Schwartz) for material to supplement Learning Perl. In a nutshell, the book helps students develop Perl fluency by discribing idiomatic Perl usage, problem solving, and outlining quite a few gotchas.

Alternatively, even though I would be interested in seeing the reply, you could /msg merlyn or email him at He might not see this node otherwise. (I'm only half kidding.)


Update: I'm currently busy eating the works I struck out above. I can't believe it took me over 16 minutes to write my post.

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•Re: Re: Good Textbook for Teaching Perl?
by merlyn (Sage) on Apr 08, 2003 at 22:28 UTC
      A lot of people are very curious about that one, actually - it came up at the meeting this week for example. Do you think you can post a (maybe just rough) table of contents for the book?

      Makeshifts last the longest.