Re: New Perl Stuff From O'Reilly

2001-03-15 Thread Neil Ford

Well, sort of. It's a repacking of some existing stuff - a second
edition of the Perl CD Bookshelf http://www.ora.com/catalog/perlcdbs2/

Looks like the contents of the new edition is:

* Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
* Perl for System Administration
* Perl in a Nutshell
* Perl Cookbook
* Advanced Perl Programming

Compare to the old edition which had:

* Perl in a Nutshell
* Programming Perl, 2nd Edition
* Perl Cookbook
* Advanced Perl Programming
* Learning Perl
* Learning Perl on Win32 Systems

What would _you_ have included?

Dave...

As a Perl novice I'd have to say the old version looks much better. 
Just replacing Programming Perl would have been enough.

If anyone does decide to 'upgrade' I'd be interested it taking their 
old copy off their hands.

Neil.
-- 
Neil C. Ford
Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company
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Re: New Perl Stuff From O'Reilly

2001-03-15 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, you wrote:
 Well, sort of. It's a repacking of some existing stuff - a second
 edition of the Perl CD Bookshelf http://www.ora.com/catalog/perlcdbs2/
 
 Looks like the contents of the new edition is:
 
 * Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
 * Perl for System Administration
 * Perl in a Nutshell
 * Perl Cookbook
 * Advanced Perl Programming


 What would _you_ have included?

 * Perl for System Administration
 * Programming the perl DBI

and although its not oreilly ;) 
  'What you need to know' chapter 2 from OO Perl (Conway) cos that one
chapter replaces pretty much all of learning perl in 1/10 of the
verbosity. .. and ideally the whole book :)

-- 
Robin Szemeti

The box said "requires windows 95 or better"
So I installed Linux!



RE: New Perl Stuff From O'Reilly

2001-03-15 Thread Matthew Jones

 As a Perl novice I'd have to say the old version looks much better. 
 Just replacing Programming Perl would have been enough.

As another person at an early stage in my Perl self-development, I'll second
this, and add that I'd like to add the Owl book on regexps, although I
suppose that's not strictly perl-specific enough to go on the perl cd
bookshelf? And "Programming the Perl DBI", which I find very handy.

I got my copy of the Perl CD Bookshelf because it included books that
provide a reference for just about every stage of development.

-- 
matt jones