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hype
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 4:56 pm    Post subject: perl books Reply with quote

I'm going to start learning perl. Is "Learning perl (3rd Ed.)" still enough up to date to use? As it is written for Perl 5.6 in mind and 5.8.0 is already out. Anyone read this book? I'm going to buy a perl book first thing tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd Edition is up to date enough and it's good.

More learning resources at PerlMonks
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll want a Camel book (the best reference text just about anywhere). I also recommend "Mastering Regular Expressions" and the Perl Cookbook (the Ram book).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.
I think I go with the Learning Perl(3rd Edition) also known as Llama now because I want to learn the basics first. I don't want to waste all my money now so I can't just buy all the great books around even if they look so delicous :D I will buy the Programming Perl(Camel) and Cookbook later when I am through with the basics.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phong wrote:
You'll want a Camel book (the best reference text just about anywhere). I also recommend "Mastering Regular Expressions" and the Perl Cookbook (the Ram book).


Those are excellent books. I have all of them, though the Cookbook is starting to show it's age. A couple other good books are "Elements of Programming with Perl" by Andrew Johnson and "Object Oriented Perl" by Damian Conway.

I'd wait until after devouring Learning Perl before getting anymore books though.
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