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Re^5: Use Something Different

by apotheon (Deacon)
on Jan 02, 2006 at 09:56 UTC ( #520367=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Use Something Different
in thread How do you master Perl?

What I mean is that it makes more sense to me, because Perl doesn't have to be platform-specific, to turn the Win32 book into a "next book" for platform-specific Windows users, rather than letting it languish as a platform-specific book for beginners. Take it as a random rumination from someone that doesn't know what he's talking about, I guess.

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

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Re^6: Use Something Different
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Jan 04, 2006 at 00:36 UTC

    There really isn't enough information (that wouldn't go into a general Perl book) to fill up a Perl Windows book. Using modules is a general task that doesn't need its own book for every platform.

    The old edition of Learning Perl for Win32 isn't languishing. We fixed Learning Perl to make a platform specific version unnecessary.

    However, if you want a completely different book from that, then you're talking about something else. It might be nice to have a Win32 Perl Cookbook if you can convince a publisher that people would buy it. :)

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      At a guess, I'd say that a unixy netadmin and/or sysadmin Perl cookbook would probably sell better than a Windows Perl cookbook.

      Thanks for the perspective on the situation, in any case.

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

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