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Three worthwhile Perl books 12 Replies

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Comment by LabFee Luna James on March 3, 2012 at 2:44pm

Hello everyone. I've been hacking Perl since the 90s. I use it mostly for Japanese text processing and flat file data manipulation. I have about an hour of Ruby under my belt and got the impression that I loved Perl more.

Comment by Brian P Kim on January 12, 2009 at 9:17pm
About Ruby ....
I've read some about Ruby, eg.
the first in a series of Reuven Lerner columns, but I haven't had a need for large works. Like a combination of DHTML pages, forms, and a database.

Also, since I'm usually just coding utilities for myself, things change. I regularly rename, reorder, and refactor, I didn't think I this was adivisable for a Ruby beginner, but it's where you start with Perl. So I continue to muck around with Perl, because of regular expressions and text files.
Comment by Mika Leuck on September 17, 2008 at 12:39pm
My first language was COBOL (even though it was already very old) so I was very happy when they let us learn Perl :-) We just saw Larry Wall talking about Perl 6 at the Lightweight Language Future conference in Tokyo. He seems like a very interesting guy.
Comment by Ken Mayer on September 17, 2008 at 12:21pm
I've been a long-time perl hacker, but ever since Ruby, I've used perl less and less.

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