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Perl Programmer's Reference Paperback – Jan 1 1999


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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Osborne/Mcgraw Hill Media Grou; 1 edition (1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072121424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072121421
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,076,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By AJK on June 14 2001
Format: Paperback
I felt this book fell into the trap that many teaching books fall into - it assumes that the reader is at the same level as the author.
Don't get me wrong, it was a *very* useful book, but it could have been a lot clearer about many of the key issues.
For a beginner - don't buy this book. For an "advanced beginner", do =D
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By baominx on May 9 2001
Format: Paperback
Apparently, this book is not for beginners. You will get lost if you try to learn perl by yourself. It may be a good reference book, I think, after I read the exhaustive listing of I/O variations.
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Format: Paperback
I actually found this book in a bookstore while looking for Programming Perl. This book has an excellent reference section, with in-depth descriptions on everything. It is very well formatted. I don't know how good it is to learn from, but if you want a quick lookup reference this book is for you. Programming Perl provides the same information, but costs about $50.
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After spending about 12 hours in Borders reading Perl reference books I finally decided on this one, and I do not regret my decision. This big book is by far the most thurough and easiest to follow Perl5 reference available. I have only one gripe about this book, and that I wish the Appendix contained Index page numbers. When I look something up in the Appendix I don't want to have to go to the Index to locate a page number for that item. But it's a minor inconvenience that I'm willing to live with. Otherwise this is a great book for anyone who already has a basic grasp of Perl syntax and needs a thurough yet easy-to-follow reference guide to help in more advanced programming.
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Format: Paperback
I found this book to be an excellent reference for the type of Perl hacker who mostly figures things out for himself but still might end up trawling through the man pages alot. To be able to quickly browse to a subject that you have in black and white helps alot. I found the areas covering DBI and CGI lacking although, granted, that is not the aim of this publication. Strictly not to read from cover to cover but rather, to quickly look up a consice, detailed explanation of something.
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