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    ok, i am going to get a perl book, but i don't know which
    one is good. i've been dabbling in perl a bit, but i'm
    still pretty bad at it. any recommendations for a
    beginner book?

    thx.




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    [email]john62electronmail.com[/email] wrote in news:3f0f8875$1_2127.0.0.1:
    > ok, i am going to get a perl book, but i don't know which
    > one is good. i've been dabbling in perl a bit, but i'm
    > still pretty bad at it. any recommendations for a
    > beginner book?
    perldoc perlbook

    and

    [url]http://learn.perl.org/[/url]

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    A. Sinan Unur <asu1c-o-r-n-e-l-l.edu> wrote:
    > [email]john62electronmail.com[/email] wrote in news:3f0f8875$1_2127.0.0.1:
    >> any recommendations for a
    >> beginner book?
    >
    > perldoc perlbook

    The Camel book is _not_ a good book for a beginner, get
    a "tutorial" type of book first.


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    Tad McClellan wrote:
    > A. Sinan Unur <asu1c-o-r-n-e-l-l.edu> wrote:
    >> [email]john62electronmail.com[/email] wrote in news:3f0f8875$1_2127.0.0.1:
    >>> any recommendations for a
    >>> beginner book?
    >>
    >> perldoc perlbook
    >
    >
    > The Camel book is _not_ a good book for a beginner, get
    > a "tutorial" type of book first.
    I beg to differ.
    If you have programming experience then the Camel book is perfect for a
    beginner in Perl because it has a brief introductory section and the main
    part can be used as reference for years to come.
    Any of those tutorial type books are too shallow and at most you should
    borrow them from the library because you won't look at them again after the
    first 2 weeks.

    If you are a beginner in programming then you are certainly right.

    And if you are a beginner in CGI and want to use Perl for CGI then you need
    much more than just a Perl book.

    So it very much depends upon in which discipline the OP is a beginner, Perl
    or programming?

    jue


    Jürgen Exner Guest

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    > ok, i am going to get a perl book, but i don't know which
    > one is good. i've been dabbling in perl a bit, but i'm
    > still pretty bad at it. any recommendations for a
    > beginner book?
    "Perl 5 Interactive Course" from Waite is a good choice, as it goes through
    in a tutorial/step-by-step way. It also runs to about 1000 pages, and serves
    as a good reference book too. It's particularly good for learning about
    regular expressions, as unlike regular Perl doentation, it goes through
    each modifier and each nuance step by step with examples, rather than
    dumping you with 101 options and no examples.

    That all said, my copy was published in 1996, when I started to learn Perl,
    and may not even be published anymore <g>

    Pete


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    I have had this book for several years and am finally going through it.
    Unfortunately I have never
    seen a book with more typos than this one? I'm having as much fun catching
    them all as the book
    itself. Although it is dead wrong in the first few chapters speaking of
    "array context".. which there
    is no such thing, rather "list context", figures misnumbered, all kinda
    stuff!

    I wish there was an errata page somewhere. And to think the author, Orwant,
    is a co-author of the
    Camel. I guess perl has changed quite a bit since then. Pete.. if you want,
    I can send you the
    errata I have found..

    Charles Evans
    [email]kona1611[/email]

    "Peter C Cooper" <newsfilterbigbold.com> wrote in message
    news:bepjsq$7uans$1ID-194358.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > ok, i am going to get a perl book, but i don't know which
    > > one is good. i've been dabbling in perl a bit, but i'm
    > > still pretty bad at it. any recommendations for a
    > > beginner book?
    >
    > "Perl 5 Interactive Course" from Waite is a good choice, as it goes
    through
    > in a tutorial/step-by-step way. It also runs to about 1000 pages, and
    serves
    > as a good reference book too. It's particularly good for learning about
    > regular expressions, as unlike regular Perl doentation, it goes through
    > each modifier and each nuance step by step with examples, rather than
    > dumping you with 101 options and no examples.
    >
    > That all said, my copy was published in 1996, when I started to learn
    Perl,
    > and may not even be published anymore <g>
    >
    > Pete
    >
    >

    Charles Evans Guest

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    [email]john62electronmail.com[/email] wrote:
    > ok, i am going to get a perl book, but i don't know which
    > one is good. i've been dabbling in perl a bit, but i'm
    > still pretty bad at it. any recommendations for a
    > beginner book?
    After getting a rudimentary introduction to Perl, I have found the Perl
    Cookbook to be immensly useful because it is problem-oriented. Again and
    again I found myself having a problem and then finding it, or something
    similar, listed, solved and discussed in the Cookbook.

    One drawback is that it doesn't give you a coherent background in how
    Perl works, so I find myself opening Programming Perl more and more
    often in order to look up the details on some aspect of the language.

    Andras Malatinszky Guest

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