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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I haven't read the book, but any author who gives their own book a 5-star review on Amazon makes me a bit dubious of the quality contained therein. However, the comments that follow, at least at the threshold I read at, aren't all that wacko. You have to ask yourself why anyone who isn't gonzo for perl, would wait 6 years or more for a language that will likely be obsolete by the time it comes to fruition, if that day ever comes.

    Their skepticism and scoffing is warranted. If PHP had made a big stink abo

    • I installed Slash a couple years ago [], and you're right it's not easy. PHP and Python have gotten a lot of things right and there are a some awesome apps there. Gallery and Mailman are two good examples, although Mailman is not always fun to work with when implementing multiple domains. There's a lot of really smart PHP and Python programmers out there who I respect a great deal.

      Perl was the fifth language I learned, but it's what I use most often and I guess seeing some of the comments bothered me, but