John P . Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Thu Oct 12 10:19:33 IST 2000
On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 03:30:07PM +0100, Stephen Shirley mentioned:
> Learning Perl, 2nd Edition
> Perl in a Nutshell
> Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
> etc. etc. etc
> Now - does anyone have any recommendations about which would be best for
> an absolute perl beginner? Or any other books? Bear in mind that I am a
> programmer by profession, so complete idiocy _cannot_ be assumed -)
Programming Perl is excellent. I'ts what I learned from. It jumps you in
at the deep end, with things like "The pre and post increment operators
operate like in C" - so it's written for people that can already program.
You would find learning perl tedious.
Grab the book in waterstones, and read the first chapter (a fourty page
overview). It's brilliant. After that, you are equipped to at least read
The words of the unwary are apt to cause needless pain and bloody violence.
- Zen Master Greg
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