in reply to Learning Perl (Book)
The following are the chapters I think are the most important to read first: Chapters 1 through 7 and chapter 10. If you need more knowledge about regular expressions then read 8,9. If you want the main ideas look at the table of contents (http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920018452 or open the book).
I would like to stress that I am not saying that the chapters I didn't include are not useful/important/good. They are all of those things and more. But I feel that the most important chapters (in terms of learning Perl) are the ones I listed.
This is a great book and I do not agree that:
there are a lot of details in the book that I DON'T NEED to know NOW.Hope you enjoy learning Perl.