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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Hmm.

    Where have these people learned their Perl from? From hacking other people's scripts, downloading examples and fiddling with them probably.

    People are too busy to read books. This has to be done now and we haven't got time for you to read the camel first. Download an example, hack at it, and get it in place.

    Maybe what we need is more cookbook type books after all, rather than more tutorial type books. Books for people that don't want to have to read the entire thing but just grab the book when

    • I want to buy every book I see on Perl, usually...I have an old, voracious reading appetite, so my brain still goes "You need more books! Get the book!"

      That having been said, it would be extremely informative (plus, it would play to the "We need it now!" audience) to see a book that presents a case study of using old code for a new solution. "We needed to solve Q problem. First thing, we went to CPAN. Here's where CPAN is..." and then explained how to use/modify/twist previously-written code. (Even a general, code-inspecific manual would be really helpful.)

      I wonder what the O'Reilly title for that book would be. _Leveraging Perl_?

      Is there some book that's the granddaddy of this topic that I just don't know about? Or is this a niche yet to be filled?

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