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Macperl: Power and Ease [Paperback]

Vicki Brown
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Prime Time Freeware; Pap/Cdr edition (April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881957322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881957324
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 17.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,997,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

This book set out to fill two needs: the need for Mac-specific Perl instruction, and the need for documentation about MacPerl itself.

One way or another, this information was going to come out, and I am very pleased with the way it did come out. I hope you can learn as much from reading it as I did in writing it. There is something for everyone, whether you are a beginning programmer, a programmer new to Perl, or a Perl programmer looking to learn the features unique to the Mac OS port of perl.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it! 27 July 1999
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I could not put this book down, it made perl SO EASY, I highly recomend this book. It deserves 10 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book ONLINE! 20 April 1999
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If you want to take a look at this book before you buy it, or if you don't mind reading lots of text off the computer screen, the entire thing is online. The Authors have been very kind and posted it here [...]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for first time users and a good resource 14 Oct 1998
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Compared to other Perl books, this one is easy to read with good examples, yet is technical enough to answer more advanced questions. I used the book and the accompanying CD to write a frequently used program without any previous programming experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank god, it's easy! 7 July 1998
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Perl drives me nuts. This is not a language. This is a strange state of mind. But "MacPerl Power and Ease" does what every good book does. It makes me feel safe. That's why I recommend it to everybody who is afraid of Perl, (still) uses a mac and wants to learn that language. Buy it.
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If you want to use MacPerl (the excellent port of Perl to MacOS, loaded with useful Mac-specific functions), you can do it one of two ways:
You can buy this book; or you you can poke around aimlessly for about two years learning, by trial and error (and guess, and crash), what is clearly laid out in this book.
Two years ago I was an already fairly experienced Perler, but with little experience with MacPerl. If I'd had this book two years ago, it would have saved me more time than I really even want to admit -- weeks? Months?
As MacPerl is rapidly becoming the data-conversion meta-tool, file-management language, and all-around Swiss Army chainsaw of choice for MacOS, you can't afford not to have this book.
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