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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've got a lot of the Perl books on your list, but I don't know where you are in needed / desired skills. I do mostly CGI programming with Mason... so, take this with that in mind.

    If I was limited to one Perl book from the list, it would be Perl Cookbook. It is a great book to have around when you have a common problem and you want ideas for a starting point. Without knowing more about your specific needs or desires, I'd say that is one of the best generalized books on the list. I also found it useful when
    • I don't know where you are in needed / desired skills

      Mostly, I do Perl for fun and easiness of those terrible tasks, but I don't really have any specific needs... I've always been interested in expanding my skills and knowledge, but in no specific areas...

      I'm going to follow your advice and leave those other two books for later :-) I will probably buy the Cookbook, this time :-)

      If after making up my first list I still find space for another book, it will probably be "Object Oriented Perl". That's an interesting subject :-)

      Thanks :-)