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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy addition to any programmer's bookshelf!
This was my introduction to Perl... and now my main Perl reference book. I taught myself the bulk of the language from this text over a weekend, but really it's more oriented towards an overview and reference than a tutorial. Comes complete with a huge amount of material all supplied in O'Reilley's usual concise, accessible manner and sprinkled with light-hearted...
Published on 3 Jun 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars knowing is not teaching
Classic situation where someone knows all about something but is unable to teach it.

Never gets to the point without first changing the subject.

Repeatedly tells you there are exceptions to what was just said, but never says what they are.

Waffle Waffle Waffle.

"Not only endless lame jokes, but also lame endless ones." -That is...
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is Really good, 17 Sep 1998
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This review is from: Programming Perl (A Nutshell handbook) (Paperback)
I am a beginner with CGI and Perl . I can programming in C, Fortran and Basic. And I think this is a good book for beginners. Thank You Zulkif SALTIK
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE book if you ever want to be a serious Perl freak, 25 Mar 1997
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This review is from: Programming Perl (A Nutshell handbook) (Paperback)
If anything I'm glad O'Reilly published this revised edition of Programming Perl, because my first version was just in horrible shape. I don't think it would have made it another week. Too many long nights, spilled soda and moments of rage and frustration, take its toll on a book.

So, I retired the first version and began to break in the new version. This new version covers Perl 5 (not Perl5) in a way that actually makes a dummy like me understand. Not only is this book good reading, but is also by far the most useful Perl reference (in particular the chapter covering Perl's various functions).

This book really shows you that Perl isn't just some nice little language that makes cute little guestbooks for the homepage, but is a full featured, powerful development language strong enough to take on the most demanding Unix environment (and have enough room left over to conquer any Windows NT server).

This is a must read for anyone remotely interested in Perl programming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful tool for moderately experienced programmers, 2 Dec 1999
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This review is from: Programming Perl (A Nutshell handbook) (Paperback)
This book is probably not for the absolute beginner, but an indispensable tool for those wanting a good grounding in Perl.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy book to use for my purposes, 7 Feb 2000
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I use perl on the server/ cgi side of things at work and the book has helped me with certain aspects when programming. So it has my thumbs up, well documented and planned.
Not for the faint hearted or a beginner in Perl though.
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