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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • We have paid professional indexers. Because they don't know the topic, they don't always nail the right words. We do run it past the author(s) for corrections, additions, etc. Even that is sometimes not enough to guarantee satsifaction.

    As far as I know, we do nothing different between first and second editions for indexes. In some cases, indexing information gets lost in the update so the index has to essentially be rebuilt.

    --Nat

    • I figured it was specialized professionals. (Didn't seem like a piece of software could do a decent job at the problem.) Cool. Well, most of the books I have have decent indexes, although the Libes book stands above them all. I'll be getting the Perl & XML book soon so I'll be able to see if the reviewer was telling the truth about its index or not.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers