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Brady Sullivan fashizzlepop at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 20:35:23 PST 2011

I used the Lamma book to learn. I thought it was the best computer related book I've ever read. Brilliantly written. Randal and pals do a great job immersing you and keeping you entertained. Personally, one of my favorite quotes: 

"/,{5} chameleon/  By George, that's nice." <-- from the chapters on RegExes. 

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On Jan 20, 2011, at 8:22 PM, Eric Wilhelm <enobacon at gmail.com> wrote:

> # from Joshua Keroes
> # on Thursday 20 January 2011 02:22:
>> There are approximately three million O'Reilly titles on Perl. And
>> like one on Python.
>> When someone buys a Perl book, they have to choose from the... many
>> ways to learn about it.
>> When they want to buy a Python book, there's only one book to read.
>> Anyway, I'm sure the Perl6 book will produce smashing sales figures
>> when there's a real official Perl 6. Until then, Perl5 is just a
>> mature language of which the adherents all own several books already.
>> *shrug*
> I read "JavaScript: The Good Parts" and thought: with good parts like 
> these, who needs bad parts?
> You might also have noticed that the modern perl titles are not oreilly.
> I often wonder how many people learn Perl from the camel book (and how 
> many from MSA.)
> --Eric
> -- 
> Turns out the optimal technique is to put it in reverse and gun it.
> --Steven Squyres (on challenges in interplanetary robot navigation)
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