On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 11:39:24AM +0000, Robin Szemeti wrote:
> [big snip]
> no .. its not (for want of a better word) rocket science, but to do it
> correctly does require a broad range of knowledge about several different
> systems and really what Ms Castro attempts to do is give a bit of all of
> that to a readership that simply wants to bang something into their
> homepage and for it to work.  I agree that the documenttion was not
> 'good' by professional standards but it was a book for non-programmers. 
> a sort of paperback intro to half of what they needed to know. I have
> issues with how shes goes about it (like CGI.pm would have made life soo
> much easier ) and some of the perl is awful, but I beleive that
> readership it was aimed at would have gone all glassy eyed and fallen
> over backwards at the word 'subroutine' and run off screaming if you said
> 'regex'...



Totally unrelated, I wish they'd open a PC Bookshop in Farringdon.


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