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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You're an awesome bullshit artist who is capable of blowing sunshine up the darkest arse...I have confidence that you will write the most fawning prose for the PHP book. Just download some porn and have at it! :)

    • Thanks ... I think :-)

      It only took me an HOUR to write this shit. Here's what I came up with for the 150 word text (yes yes, it's 155, eat me).

      PHP 4 has become the pre-eminent language for creating dynamic web sites. Programming PHP is a comprehensive guide to version 4.1 of this powerful language and its applications. And because it's by the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf, you'll learn not only how to program in PHP, but how to do it well.

      This authoritative book explains the language syntax and pr

      • It reads like the book is as painful as you've been describing it. (And, BTW, you've completely lost parallelism in that next to last sentence, to pit a nick.)
        • Actually, if it makes the book sound bad, then I've failed. The book isn't bad now (that's the point of my editing it--to make it better).

          I'm just hamstrung because I can't say "this book is better than all the others because the others just wave their hands at what a function does, whereas we describe all the parameters, all the return codes, above and beyond the online PHP documentation, *and* we help you select the right function from a bewildering number of choices". Apparently it's poor form to say