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  • Check it out in HTML at,
    brian, the above line is misleading as there is currently only a PDF version. Do you plan on having an HTML version of each issue? While PDF is nice for sort of tieing a bow on a publication and making it layout exactly as you wish, it is not so nice for cut/paste which I expect a lot of us to do as we try out pieces of code.

    And by the way, very nice first issue!

    Mike Arms - my Perl website []
    • That's my mistake. There was an HTML version briefly during the production. It's not there anymore though.

      The news story has been updated to prevent further confusion.


      • So the question that remains is: In the future, will there be an HTML version of each issue?

        Or can the code files for each issue be made available in a *.tar.gz ? If these were available, then no real need for an HTML version.

        Mike Arms - my Perl website []
        • Well, if you read the Extreme Publishing article, you'll understand me when I say We'll have an HTML version (and a *.tgz file) as soon as it's necessary (and when it becomes important enough to schedule for delivery).     :-)


  • Shooting a 94 and wondering if it could be lower (I am a beginner, so not using any of those wild $# characters or whatever [yet]).


  • This note will probably not bring any good karma for me, but here goes.

    I think splintering the market of Perl publications is a really bad idea. Unless TPJ is actively being closed down, having a competing publication in this small a market is madness. I'm sorry to see so many people I know participating in this. I don't know any details behind the project (came as a complete surprise to me), but I see this as a knife in the still-healing guts of TPJ.

    Why contributing articles to TPJ and thus makin

    • ...contributing articles to TPJ and thus making CMP to see the value of it, maybe considering spinning it back to a magazine of its own...

      The people at TPJ/SA assure me that they have "plenty" of submissions as it is.

      So I presume that what they need is more sales, not more writers. I recall something in the foreward to SA a few issues back saying that ad revenues are waaaay down.

      But otherwise, yes, your point about splintering the market is probably quite apt.

    • I think splintering the market of Perl publications is a really bad idea.

      That really depends on what you mean by "splintering" and "the market" (and, while we're at it, what the meaning of "is" is :-). You could say that a magazine per se is competition for TPJ. You could also say with equal conviction that, the Dr. Dobb's Perl column, various columns in Unix Review and TMFKA Web Techniques are examples of how the market was already splintered. I've never heard anyone say that the various e

      • Well, there is certainly nothing like hubris in the Perl community, that's for bloody sure.

        I dropped 90% of the approximately 25 periodicals I used to subscribe to this year not because of layout but because of finance and focus. I don't know that I'd subscribe to Yet Another Perl Journal as I think the time for that idea has come and long since gone.

        If layout and spin in the initial issue are the only gain over SA/TPJ there may be fewer compelling reasons to advertise or subscribe than you may think.

  • I join other Perl Mongers in wishing all the best to the folks over at The Perl Review (TPR) with the success of their new publication, [].

    But I hasten to add that despite rumours to the contrary, The Perl Journal (TPJ) is still in existence, as a "Supplement" to Sys Admin magazine, and it needs our help to survive.

    TPJ has an outstanding record of providing up to date and authoritative information on the Perl world. It is produced by some of the most talented people in ou

    Dr. Tim Maher
    CEO, Consultix
    Perl and UNIX Training []