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  • Hello, newcomer :-)

    I've been doing Perl for some years now and I do own a bunch of Perl books...

    That one you mention there... never heard of it :-\

    If I had to recommend you just one book to start with, it would definitely be, without hesitation, "Learning Perl", by Randal Schwartz []. [1]

    Now *that* is a book.

    Plus, everybody knows Randal. Those *three* authors of that book you mention? Never heard of them. I couldn't even find any of them on the CPAN or other Perl related sites, so...

    But wait, there's more!

    Have a look at all of Paul Whitehead's books [].

    That guy is no Perl expert... That guy is a writer.

    Read Choosing a Perl Book [], by Simon Cozens, run your book through the items there and tell us how it did ;-)

    If you have the time, also see the One Minute Perl Book Reviews [], by Michael G. Schwern, also on the same subject.

    Also, I wouldn't trust a guy who writes books on Perl *and* books on PHP O;-)

    Oh, and welcome aboard :-)

    [1] - Oh, but do realize that the fourth edition of this book will be out in a couple of weeks, so... you might want to hold two more weeks and get yourself a revised book :-)

    A note:

    * Randal Schwartz, Simon Cozens, Michael G. Schwern? They're the good guys.

    * Paul Whitehead, Eric Kramer, Ruth Maran Maran? Well... :-)