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Too complex for beginners. Go buy Perl for Dummies instead.
on 17 November 2000
My girlfriend gave up on this book, and is now happily going through Perl for Dummies, which is a much better book to learn from.
The problem is that the book tries to go through all the ways of doing things without adequate explanations. This just resulted in confusing her. It didn't help when I found a syntax error in the book as well.
On the plus side, the exercises at the end of every chapter are good, assuming that you are running on UNIX, which the book seems to take for granted.