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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (May 2 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931841772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931841771
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 18.6 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 594 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,105,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Since the code samples in this book are positively rife with typos, it forces the reader (if truly interested) to seek out the correct answers from other sources, and to experiment until something actually works. So I suppose that's intensive, but certainly not my favorite way to learn. *Why* didn't I keep my receipt? The code samples on the companion web site are also wrong. Incidentally, I sent an email to customer service. As expected. No response. AVOID!
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By A Customer on July 1 2003
Format: Paperback
It might be possible to learn the basics of Perl in a weekend by studying this book, IF there weren't so many mistakes and typos in the code examples to slow you down. The author keeps referring to a companion web site from which to download the code if you have problems running the examples. Apparently, it was known early on that much of the code in the book wouldn't work. Frustrating.
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By A Customer on Jan. 6 2003
Format: Paperback
Learn Perl in a weekend ? Yes if all perl consists of is writing a print statement n different ways.
Many of the examples do not work or are poorly edited.
Page 56 for example has an example of the split command that shows two quotes rather than two slashes.
It may sound trivial but it is important when the student has no other frame of reference.
The flock command does not work on win2000/nt the author acknowledges this but offers no other example a student could learn from.
After this the only this the rest of the book consists of is print statements with differing contents.
By the way. The game the cover refers to.. You guessed it... More print statements.
My advice is not to waste your money. Purchase another book such as one from O'Reilly
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
There's only *one* saving grace for this book. July 14 2003
By Jim Henk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Since the code samples in this book are positively rife with typos, it forces the reader (if truly interested) to seek out the correct answers from other sources, and to experiment until something actually works. So I suppose that's intensive, but certainly not my favorite way to learn. *Why* didn't I keep my receipt? The code samples on the companion web site are also wrong. Incidentally, I sent an email to customer service. As expected. No response. AVOID!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not what you'd hope Jan. 6 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Learn Perl in a weekend ? Yes if all perl consists of is writing a print statement n different ways.
Many of the examples do not work or are poorly edited.
Page 56 for example has an example of the split command that shows two quotes rather than two slashes.
It may sound trivial but it is important when the student has no other frame of reference.
The flock command does not work on win2000/nt the author acknowledges this but offers no other example a student could learn from.
After this the only this the rest of the book consists of is print statements with differing contents.
By the way. The game the cover refers to.. You guessed it... More print statements.
My advice is not to waste your money. Purchase another book such as one from O'Reilly
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Where was the proof reader? July 1 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It might be possible to learn the basics of Perl in a weekend by studying this book, IF there weren't so many mistakes and typos in the code examples to slow you down. The author keeps referring to a companion web site from which to download the code if you have problems running the examples. Apparently, it was known early on that much of the code in the book wouldn't work. Frustrating.
very first code sample doesn't work Jan. 16 2014
By Joseph Weiner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Yes that's right. the basic html file doesn't even display "hello" or whatever it is. I am
pretty sure the syntax is completely wrong.
Typos are terrible! Dec 18 2006
By Andy Schafer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I agree as well with these other reviews! One thought though; maybe they were intentional, I think I learned more from troubleshooting the code and figuring out what was wrong. I had to use other books and the internet to do it though!!! Buy a different book!!

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