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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Depends. Would you spend money to acquire them in absence of a for-free alternative?
    • This will be the first perl book I have bought.
      The fact that I have been able to learn as much
      as I have about perl for free (as in free beer)
      has been an important motivator to me.

      I don't own a computer. I am waiting for the free
      hardware movement to pass my way. I wouldn't be
      interested if I were paying. I like hitchhiking
      too. The fact that everyone is giving me these
      gifts is great! And that I can beat the system by
      freeloading is even more exciting.

      Why will I now buy the book? I think the fact I
      met Dominus at a conference and he helped me over
      the Internet with a permutations and combinations
      problem I had is relevant. The fact the book also
      deals with permutations and combinations is not
      as important as the idea that studying it will
      make me a better programmer, I think.

      I gave Brian Ingerson a birthday present at a
      birthday party the Taipei Perl Mongers held for
      him in Taipei. I guess for the same reason I want
      to buy Dominus's book. I feel indebted to the
      people in the perl community who have helped me
      or whose software has supported my own efforts
      with free software, I think. The face-to-face
      interaction was relevant I think.

      The fact I have an unused book token is also
      relevant I think.