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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • And no sane publisher is going to publish a book that will only sell a few thousand copies.

    Well, the 2nd edition of the French translation of the camel book only sold 6600 copies. But O'Reilly France [editions-oreilly.fr] still wanted us to translate it [editions-oreilly.fr].

    And we insisted to add a special paragraph written by grinder [perl.org] (leader of Paris.pm) in the introduction, which tells the readers about "Les Mongueurs de Perl [mongueurs.net]", so that they know where to ask for help in French. I guess this is part of making people aware of the existence of the Perl community, and trying to bring them in.

    It is out since december 5, but we have yet to learn about someone that subscribed to our list thanks to the book, though.

    • It would be very nice if every Perl book had a short introduction to what the Perl community is about. This would include a link to the Perl Mongers site, along with the Conferences, including YAPC, and the few well regarded sites such as use Perl, where further information can be sort.

      Most books could withstand a standard half page advert for the community, and seeing as O'Reilly have made great efforts on behalf of Perl, I'm sure it's something they would consider.