JP Vossen on 5 Mar 2008 13:39:21 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Perl introduction

> Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 13:49:03 -0500
> From: brent saner <>
> Subject: [PLUG] Perl introduction
> who knows of some exceptional Perl introduction texts (yes, i have
> some O'Reillys... Learning Perl and Programming Perl)?

_Perl Best Practices_ is a *great* book.  It's not really "intro" 
exactly and it has no exercises, but I found it really helpful in 
clarifying some of the murk that surrounds Perl (TIMTOWTDI) and, well, 
"best practices."  I highly recommend it.

I'm also a huge fan of _Perl Cookbook_ (and _Programming Perl_), but 
again neither are really intro, though the cookbook has 1,000+ pages of 

To really answer you actual question, and based on your posts to this 
list, I'd guess that might be of interest.

I'd also be interested to know why the books you mentioned don't meet 
your needs.

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