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Perl 5 How-To: The Definitive Perl 5 Problem-Solver Paperback – Sep 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 894 pages
  • Publisher: Waite Group Pr; 2nd Revised edition edition (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571691189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571691187
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 20.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,956,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Frequent errors make it difficult to use Nov. 3 1999
By David Mertz ( - Published on
Format: Paperback
I needed an intro to Perl, which also let me jump into examples. From the table-of-contents, this book seemed like it would be a good one. However, I found the first chapter so full of errors (especially in the code examples) that it was almost worthless for a Perl newbie like myself.
With Perl especially, it is difficult to know for certain whether a stray symbol in the code samples is a mistake or a subtle construct of Perl. This book's examples are cluttered with such odd mistakes, which really are generally mistakes.
Even worse, there is really inadequate discussion surrounding the code examples to tell exactly why they are presented. Sometimes new constructs actually are introduced in the examples, without explanation surrounding them (or even reference to the later sections where they will be fully explained... which would be fine too).
Very difficult for a beginner, and probably too simple for an expert.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The cd code examples are buggy April 22 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
My first impression is that no one did any testing of the examples
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Too proprietary May 18 1998
By max.t - Published on
Format: Paperback
As you go through the book, more and more examples rely on the previously discussed code. That makes it unusable as a reference book.
My main complaint is that well over 1/3 of the book is devoted to HTML parsing and dynamic output, which is great. The problem is that the author wants you to use his HTML parsing engine for every 'How-to' recipe. So, if you don't want to use this particular parsing method, close to half of the book is useless. :(
Great book premise/very helpful March 31 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I just bought this book today after much Perl book researching. This book is well organized/layed out and every example shows how to accomplish a real world task. Normally I go for the O'Reilly books, but this book illustrates how to do so much (dynamic HTML, sockets, forking processes, etc.) in one volume. I do wish that the book did touch more on SQL database access modules. Very happy I found this book.
Ok, but pales in comparision to "Perl Cookbook" Jan. 18 1999
By Kent L. Estes - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought this book before getting "Perl Cookbook" - and I can tell you there is no comparision. Get the O'Reilly books (including Perl Cookbook) before buying third party books. There is no substitute, unless you are looking for sheer unproofed bulk, which the "Definitive" Perl-5 Problem Solver excels at.