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LinuxNovice.org: Beginning Perl [Book Review]

Aug 01, 2000, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Moewes-Bystrom)

[ Thanks to Chris Moewes for this link. ]

"With the plethora of Perl books out today (375 listed at Amazon) I was suprised to see a new Perl book on the scene, but after reading it I was pleasantly surprised with its quality. For people who are starting out in Perl, or just need a good refresher, Simon Cozen's "Beginning Perl" is a good choice."

"Right off the bat, Simon starts with a great history of Perl. Sometimes computer authors spend too much time talking about history and origins of computer and languages which tends to turn reader off very quickly, but this was well done. With Simon's introduction you get a feel for the evolution of Perl and a clear understanding of why you should be reading this book as well as why you should be using Perl. My only problem was a single line where he says "It's very easy to learn". I think he should have included the same caveat that came with the game "Othello" ("A minute to learn, A lifetime to master")."

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