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Re: The Best Way

by Enlil (Parson)
on Oct 17, 2002 at 01:09 UTC ( #205902=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The Best Way to learn Perl?

The Camel Book

. -Enlil

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Re: Re: The Best Way
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on Oct 17, 2002 at 06:58 UTC

    Start with Learning Perl. What are you trying to do? Scare them off before they get anywhere?

    The Camel is terrible as a first Perl book, but great as a reference.


    cLive ;-)

      I don't think the Camel is a bad first choice provided you already have grounding in another programming language. The Camel is a great reference and serious programmers will probably wind up buying it (and others) anyway. If Perl was your first programming language then I could see your point.

      I'd recommend The Perl Cd Bookshelf, Version 3.0, if you can afford it. You get Programming Perl, Learning Perl, Perl Cookbook and 4 other books as well. If you can't spring the $80 USD though, you can pick up older, used versions for as little as $13 USD from the bookseller whose name should not be spoken. You'd spend almost that much ($80 USD) if you bought any two of the three books mentioned separately.

      Also, the Cookbook provides great examples/explanations for common programming tasks.


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