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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 31 Oct 2006
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David Cross "davorg" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Perl In Easy Steps (Paperback)
This is one of the worst Perl books out there. The author really has very little idea of the best way to write Perl programs. Oh, you'll certainly learn some Perl from the book and the sample programs work in the way the author says they will, but show the example code to any Perl programmer and they will either laugh or cry. The author ignores the "warnings" and "strict" modules which are extremely useful in any Perl program more than a few lines long and he doesn't seem to know about the CGI library which has been bundled with Perl since 1997 - he prefers to use his own (buggy!) CGI handling routines.

The Perl you will learn from this book is full of bad practices and makes Perl seem harder than it is. Please don't buy this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars ....easy now!, 18 Jan 2010
This review is from: Perl In Easy Steps (Paperback)
The previous review is so damning - I have no doubt the reviewer knows his Perl, but if you've never used it before and see this in your local library (as i did) - and need to learn some basics it's ok (granted, you may need to re-learn things later so keep this in mind). made me think twice about buying a second hand copy of this...
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