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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In general, if your file is line-based, you are probably best off using Tie::File; if you need to change characters (bytes) at a specific location in the file, then you probably want to use things like seek, tell, and the update file open option.

    I put this here not because Ovid doesn't know it, but in case anyone was reading and wondering. ;) There are many other solutions, and it definitely depends on a lot of factors.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • I was hoping you'd have him buy two copies :-)

    Second edition should be out in September, assuming we survive QC1. I have the first 17 chapters, and it's already 746 pages long. TOO ... MUCH ... PERL!

    --Nat

    • Too much Perl: A statement that, given any reasonable definition of those three words, cannot possibly make sense.

      I wait with great anticipation for the second edition of the Ram. (What I'd really like to see someday is a Complete Perl Bookshelf, up-to-date editions of every book that's been on one of the Shelves. Wouldn't even need a physical copy of the Nutshell, because this would be an item for people who presumably owned a copy of it already. I suspect it's not even close to feasible, but I fig

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      • You mean a CD-ROM or a big ole pile of books?

        --Nat

        • You're just toying with me now, aren't you?

          I meant the CD-ROM, of course...

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        • Bookshelf! Bookshelf! Bookshelf!

          It would be fantastically awesome to have "The Compleat Perl CD Bookshelf". Then again owning just about every CD Bookshelf O'Reilly has I can sort of roll my own.

          Hmmm, how does Perldor the Perlinator sound?

          Perldor! Perldor!
          Regexing the countryside. Sexegering the peasants!

          Maybe I'll stop there...don't want to offend Trogdor anymore than I have to. ;-)