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TheLinuxGurus.org: Beginning Perl [Book Review]

Oct 12, 2000, 07:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Culp)

[ Thanks to David Culp for this link. ]

"I am a self admitted PERL bigot. I use PERL all the time for tasks both small and medium (but not usually for large tasks), I love the language and the extreme flexibility and power it gives the programmer. I will not go so far as to say I am any good at PERL or programming in general. I have said it before and I will say it again, I probably write the worlds worst PERL code, but I still love the language. I have quite a few texts on PERL, including the complete PERL library from O'Reilly press. It seems every-time I pick up a book on PERL I learn something new, PERL to me is a lot like assembly language in that you never REALLY learn it, you just keep learning more."

"Beginning Perl is, of course, aimed at teaching Perl to someone who has never been exposed to it. If you look above at the table of contents you will see nothing real special, about what you would expect from a beginning level programming text. All the requisite items are there, variables, loops, subroutines, working with files, etc. However, never judge a book by its cover, or even its table of contents. The author does a great job of explaining and presenting the material in each chapter, and even makes it interesting to read."

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