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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm not completely reformed yet, but ...

    I like the book so well I bought the course for my colleagues.

    I like the book so well I bought a second copy to keep at the office.

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • PBP is so good it's hard to put in words. From now on whenever someone starts dissing Perl, talking about linenoise and More Than One Way to Shoot Yourself in the Foot, I can point them to PBP and get on with writing (good!) code.

      However the book is not perfect.

      I've been stung by three of Damian's recommendations so far: replacing '' with q{} (without thinking); using '' (won't compile on Solaris); using 'Readonly' instead of 'constant' (Readonly won't compile on Solaris).

      And I refuse to use '