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JOHN MOYLAN
2004-01-29, 08:14
My particular favourite is Elements of Programming Perl.
http://www.manning.com/Johnson/
I found the Llama assumed the reader was a C programmer, its still a great
book though.

Any Perl learning should be backed up with "The Perl Cookbook" and
"Programming Perl" aka The Camel
They're not essential, but will make life easier.

johnM
-----Original Message-----
From: Caleb Epstein [mailto:cae (AT) bklyn (DOT) org]
Sent: 29 mmmm 2004 14:56
To: Jack Coates
Cc: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] What do I need to program in PERL?


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 06:45:06AM -0800, Jack Coates wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 05:17, Michael Herger wrote:
> > > What do I need (books, software) to program in PERL (I've never used
it),
> > > particularly as relates to SlimServer?
> >
> > The "camel book": Programming Perl by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen &
> > Randal L. Schwartz. Even better: O'Reilly's Perl Bookshelf on CD.
>
> Recommendation seconded. I use http://www.safaribooksonline.com/ a lot
> too.

For the first-time Perl programmer, I find the Llama book
(Learning Perl, URL http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperl3/)
to be a better starting point.

It is not a very good reference though - hand over your copy to
the next Perl acolyte when you are done with it and get
yourself the Camel book. It'll serve you better in the long
run.

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David Cantrell
2004-01-30, 04:00
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 03:14:20PM -0000, JOHN MOYLAN wrote:
> My particular favourite is Elements of Programming Perl.
> http://www.manning.com/Johnson/

It's "Elements of Programming *with* Perl" - it tries to teach
programming, using perl as the language for the examples. Probably not
a good choice for someone who can already program in other languages.

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