Chris Benson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 01:26:25PM +0000, David Hodgkinson wrote:
> > 
> > It took me three bookshops on Charing Cross Road to get a perl library
> > together for the guys I'm working with, but I managed it without
> > having to go into Foyle's. Yeah!
> > 
> > The bonus was a second edition of Jon Bentley's "Programming
> > Pearls". A classic.
> 
> Aha, you've left yourself open to pedants here: ...
> 
> Is that 2nd edition as in with updates?  Or as in "Reprinted with 
> corrections May, 1989"?

Full-on second edition, couple of new columns and fundamental changes
to reflect changes in technology since 1986.

> 
> If the first, what's the difference?  Is it worth getting it if you've
> already got 1.ed?

Yes. It has a vert fetching taupe (fawn? beige?) cover. 

> 
> Also, are you going to get them "More Programming Pearls, Confessions of
> a Coder" as well?

It was for me!

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