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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I like Eric Raymond, probably more than anyone else here, but nothing I've seen about this book has given me a compelling reason to read it, or even a minor reason to read it. I read some of the earlier online samples and picked up nothing.

    There's only so many ways to say, "small tools with clear defined purposes."

    There are so many other books out there that can affect my programming in profound ways. I still gain much from a simple reading of the Mythical Man Month every year.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • by chromatic (983) on 2003.11.24 2:27 (#26007) Homepage Journal

      There seem to be two large groups of writers. One writes with confidence, believing that they know their material. The other writes anyway, hoping that no one who really knows the material will come along later and say "That's completely wrong."

      There's also a much, much smaller third class: those who really do know the material and don't suffer from imposter syndrome. Fortunate them.