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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • but Python, from the little bits I've been seeing of it, has made me very curious. So has Ruby, but as I'm less likely to find a used Ruby book I want than a Python book, I'll probably stick to Python.

    You can find used copies of "Programming Ruby" on Half.com and Amazon for about $15. I think you'll find Ruby a cleaner language in general, and it's certainly a greater departure from Perl than Python is. When I learned Python it felt like it was only slightly different than Perl, and both the syntax and

    • by hanamaki (909) on 2002.08.13 9:53 (#11695)
      You can find used copies of "Programming Ruby" on Half.com and Amazon for about $15.

      Even better: Before you spent money, you can read the whole book [pragmaticprogrammer.com] online, before you decide wether to buy or not.
      • Downloaded, along with the Win32 installer, thanks. :)
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      • Oops. I forgot to mention that. :(

        One nit I have with the online version, and a minor warning for you chaoticset, is that it will sometimes refer to page numbers. Unfortunately, there are no page numbers in the online version.

        That nit has come up in the mailing list recently, so maybe someone will hyperlink those references to the proper place in the book soon.