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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What with Higher Order Perl, Perl Best Practices, Advanced Perl Programming and Intermediate Perl, the last 12 months have been one of the best Perl 5 book periods ever. Heck, advocates of other languages are cheering HOP and PBP, fer crying out loud!

  • Aside from MJD's HOP, it's the same shit, different title. Besides, he's correct in a lot of his other points....there are a few perl6 titles that are of no use to anyone save for the true believers and then there are the rehashed perl5 books that don't exactly cover any new ground.
    • it's the same shit, different title

      Really? I thought PBP was different. I think Pro Perl Parsing/Debugging was different. The O'Reilly books are updates in a lot of ways that I would't agree with your statement on.

      • PBP was ok, but again, nothing new and not really totally aimed at the perl market either. The parsing/debugging book I haven't seen, but it, too, probably is just a mashup of the debugger pocket ref and the testers notebook. Updates are not new books covering new and interesting topics, just a rehash of the same old, same old.
  • If “replying” is what you’d call reiterating all his points while completely ignoring the counterpoints, anyway.