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Solid Gold - Easy Parsing,
This review is from: Data Munging with Perl: Techniques for Data Recognition, Parsing, Transformation and Filtering (Paperback)
This is a juicy, if slim book (283 pages incl index). It is worth its weight in gold, if like me, you are not a perl porter, but inhabit the fat end of the perl expertise pyramid. The author munges for a living, and it shows in a non-academic, on-the-money, practical book on converting, filtering and parsing data. This book adds value, even if like me, you have all the O'Reilly Perl books because (1) it is really easy to understand, (2) it gives a valuable conceptual overview, (3) it gives trench-proven tips, (4) and best of all, it shows you how to do it.
I too found the chapter on Parse::RecDecent easy to understand having struggled with Damian's TPJ article. But this book to get on your way to being an expert munger.