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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Do you know if this will be available on Safari [oreilly.com]?

    I'm much more likely to buy it if I can review it on Safari first. Especially with technical books, I really appreciate the ability to completely review it before buying it. And, if it's like some of my other recent purchases, I'll also subscribe to it on Safari. I can't carry around all the good books I need, so having them available on the Web is great.

    If you have any say in the matter, please encourage O'Reilly to put it up on Safari. I think it's a

    • From the masonbook.com [masonbook.com] website, the entire contents will be freely available online.

      I use HTML::Mason on the job, daily. I just ordered my copy from O'Reily and am excited about it for a few reasons.
      • I like to have a textual reference guide next to me while I program
      • I like the voice and technical know-how of both of the authors from the mailing lists
      • I want to support future Mason development and reward it so far.

      Thanks, Ken and Dave, for your hard work. -- dug

      • Oh! Even better!

        I was quite disappointed once when I subscribed to a book on Safari, only to find that it was available, legally, somewhere else on the net for free.

        It turned out that the book was hardly worth the price at free.

        • I should point out that if lots of people _only_ use the free version (and not Safari or print) then the chances of there being a 2nd edition or more Mason books such as a cookbook are _really_ slim.

          ORA has to make money to be able to publish books and pay authors. And while the financial rewards for writing a book are really not much compared to the amount of work it requires, I still don't think Ken or I would have been willing to do the work we did for $0.00.

          If you want to wait to check it out online
          • by Thomas (520) on 2002.10.23 22:30 (#14179) Homepage Journal
            But being able to check out the online is key for me too. I saw most of the CVS book by Karl Fogel was online on http://cvsbook.red-bean.com/ and was amazed by the quality, so I instantly ordered the book, just to support the authors choice of opening up the book. Have you thought of only having like half of the book available on the site so people could justify getting the book for the "rest" of the book?