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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best structured Perl Book I've seen, 11 Jan. 2005
Everything in this book is really well laid out and it truely is comprehensive. There is information in here which is well beyond the scope of the beginner, yet it builds itself from the ground up. Not to mention its really cheap!
My advice is not to buy this book if you're a newcomer to C - go learn C (or some other procedural program language) before you get this book if you haven't done so already. Not because it's so difficult to learn but because you should really have some sort of knowledge of good, optimal programming practice before you start coding.
Perl is a powerful language but allows for a lot of bad practice, so make sure you know a little about programming, stick "use strict;" at the top of your code, get ActivePerl if you insist on coding in Windows, and get coding!