in reply to Mastering Algorithms with Perl
Though very promising and fun, i actually found this book quite lacking in certain areas. One example is the BTree description. The way a btree is described is actually the difference between a B+Tree and a regular one, thus causing confusion. Another example is the cryptographic section, where this actually a guide to using a module. I think this has a bit too much examples, not enough theory. Statements such as 'here is the code, but we're not going to discuss it' wreak of laziness, and i think i can spot a handful in the book.
The book is well written, but i think, at the bottom line, could have been more complete, better organized, and more mature. Perhaps a slightly more narrow spectrum would have aided. I would be reluctant to reccomend it until newer editions come out.
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