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Book Information

  • Title: Effective Perl Programming
  • ISBN: 0201419750
  • Author/Editor: Joseph N. Hall with Randal L. Schwartz
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publishing date: 1998
  • Pages: 288
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Book Reviews

Review by Shlomi Fish, April 2003

This is a nice book that covers many advanced techniques for writing Perl programs. It also discusses many caveats and gotchas of the language, and how to avoid them.
The book is quite old and many things it discusses have changed or have been updated since then. It is still mostly pertinent, however.
I already knew most of what the book had to say, so it did not renew too much to me. Still, I think it can be very suitable for Perl programmers who are relatively beginning in the language.
The style of the book is light and enjoyable which makes for a nice reading.