diamond at csn.ul.ie
Wed Oct 11 16:32:28 IST 2000
Wow, lots of enthusastic perl ppl around -)
Thanks Kathryn and all ye other helpful folks for all the replies.
I've made my choice:
Oreilly do a Perl Bookshelf Cd with all the aforementioned books and much,
much more. Lots more. More Perl books than you can shake a rather large
stick at. You get the picture. -)
On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Kathryn Cassidy wrote:
> Learning Perl is a tutorial book. It's good, but for someone who can
> already program you may find much of it to be too basic. Programming
> perl is a reference book. I know nothing about the other one.
> Problem is that if you learn perl from programming perl then you'll
> write perl "in a C way" (replace C with your favourite language).
> This will cause many perl programmers to pour scorn upon your code...
> Perl has many nifty little features which don't have equivalents in C
> and you'll probably save time by using them.
> So, if you can live with the scorn of the perl community, buy
> programming perl. If not, buy learning perl, or both learning perl and
> programming perl, or just programming perl but then go wandering
> 'round the web for information about good perl programming style.
> Or something like that.
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