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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't know how this would work, but perhaps something that addressed writing in general, perhaps editor-author interactions and how to make them better. things like how to keep your editor happy (besides sending him DVDs :) what to expect in terms of editor help, what parts of the contract you should worry about (with IANAL caveats, of course). writing is hard work, and you've been on both sides so you're in a unique position to be able to help future authors understand the process and make it run more smoothly.
    • That's a good idea--I'll have to banish any other O'Reillyites from the room before I start spilling our secrets though :-)

      --Nat

    • No! If people knew the truth about writing they would never do it and we wouldn't have as many great books ;)

      Seriously though, I think that working on Cookbook 2e must be an interesting adventure. Is there anything that you could say about the evolution of Perl between 1e and 2e? Any general trends that would illuminate us on our own actions?

      Other (random) thought: "How the Mighty Have Fallen: A Tale of Woe and Wonder" about cool OS X stuff one can do in Perl.

      I look forward to seeing yo

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      -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]