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Re^2: Who still uses the camel book?

by mldvx4 (Friar)
on Aug 20, 2023 at 16:56 UTC ( [id://11153981] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread Who still uses the camel book?

I still use Programming Perl. I have had several editions and the 4th is on my main shelf. I still use it for looking things up. I have been getting better at searching through the manual pages, perlrun(1), perlfunc(1), and so on. However when I need / want to browse or have to study something, then that book comes off the shelf. It's just that it's a little heavy, which I guess is the cost of so much material being covered.

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Re^3: Who still uses the camel book?
by mldvx4 (Friar) on Aug 20, 2023 at 18:41 UTC

    I've gotten so used to it that I forgot to mention it above, but I've cut thumb indexes into the 4th edition to mark a few of the sections, especially the functions and regular expression sections. That has helped very much dealing with the overall physical size.