[grand-rapids-pm-list] Higher Order Perl - Has anyone read it yet?
matt at diephouse.com
Fri Apr 15 12:47:17 PDT 2005
Joe Wright wrote:
> This morning I read The Perl Review's interview with Mark Jason
> about his new book "Higher Order Perl" (http://perl.plover.com/hop).
> Just the other day I was wishing that I could use Perl to do closures,
> and that turns out to be one of the things described in the book. Has
> anyone read "Higher Order Perl" yet? Is it worthwhile? I'll probably
> ask my manager to expense it for me but wonder if anyone has a feel
> for it yet.
I haven't read "Higher Order Perl" yet, but I look forward to doing so.
MJD (as he is known) is an active member of the perl community and a
Smart Guy™. I'm sure the book will be worthwhile. If you're not
hesitant, you can wait until he posts the book on his website, but
that might be a little while yet.
In the meantime, you might check out:
- "Achieving Closure":
A tutorial about closures in Perl.
- "Closure on Closures": http://perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=268891
Another tutorial about closures in Perl.
- "May Thy Closures Be Blessed":
An interesting use of closures to do some OO programming.
Hope this helps,
 MJD is actually a part of the "Perl Cabal" -- the head honchos of
the Perl community. These are the folks who are designing Perl 6. You
can see his cabal character card at
 This is actually a prerequisite for , but is worth stating. You
can articles, modules, and talks that he's written at his website:
 As part of his contract, he can distribute the complete text on his
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