[Buffalo-pm] Fw: Higher-Order Perl full text now available online
dmagnuszewski at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 17 12:53:34 PST 2008
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From: Mark Jason Dominus <mjd at plover.com>
To: hop-discuss at plover.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:08:59 AM
Subject: Higher-Order Perl full text now available online
I already announced this on the mjd-book-announce mailing list, and it
was picked up by PerlBuzz, Slashdot, PerlMonks, Dan Kogai's blog,
etc., but I'd feel remiss if I didn't also mention it here.
Higher-Order Perl is now available online.
But first, a word from our sponsor:
Higher-Order Perl is copyright 2005 by Elsevier
Inc. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution is absolutely
In particular, note that although the text is available for free,
Higher-Order Perl is not in the public domain and is not available
under a free license of any sort. I distribute it from my web site by
virtue of special permission from the publisher. You, most likely, do
not have any such permission.
YOU CAN GET IT FROM:
There are two versions available. You have your choice of structure
or presentation, but not both.
This is the publisher's own PDF proof of the second version, which was
sent to the printers in August 2005.
This is better than the bootleg copies available from download sites
in at least three ways:
* It is the complete text of the *second* printing, which
incorporates many minor corrections; the bootleg copies are
all bootlegs of the first printing.
* It does not have a nasty little grafitto advertising a vainglorious
bootlegger plastered on every page.
* It was come by honestly, not stolen from the printer.
These are the original sources that I used to generate the manuscript
draft that I first sent to the publisher. They are written in MOD, a
variation on the "pod" markup in which Perl's documentation is
written. It should be self-explanatory. If not, drop me a note.
The big drawback of this version is that it not only omits the
corrections that were added between the first and second printings,
but also the much more significant corrections that were added before
the first printing.
Q. What took you so long?
A. I ran outta gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab
fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in
from outta town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake, a
terrible flood, locust's. It wasn't my fault!! I swear to God!!
No, that's not right. It's totally my fault. I'd explain, but it
would feel too much like making excuses. Also you probably don't
care about the mundane details of my life for the past four years.
And anyway, even if I rehearsed the whole thing, you would be quite
justified in asking, at the end of the long story, "So I don't get
it. What too you so long?"
You may remember I wanted to turn the book into a wiki. That would
have been awesome. But the book's fourth anniversary is coming up
this spring and I have to admit to myself that I'm not gonna get
the wiki together. So I'm posting the thing already.
If anyone else wants to try to turn it into a wiki, drop me a note.
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