Books for a relative Perl newbie
russell-belfast-pm at futureless.org
Wed Sep 4 04:12:00 CDT 2002
On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 02:46:53AM +0100, Mark Harrigan wrote:
> I'm considering learning Perl and would like some recommendations on
> what books would be good to start with.
The Camel Book, "Programming Perl", Wall et al, O'Reilly and Associates.
It'll skin you £30 odd though. You can find all that information in the
online perldocs  and tutorials though, or at least enough to get you
up and running.
> I'm aiming to learn it for use in web programming ie mod_perl so any
> books that concentrated on that would be good. Or should I just learn it
> in a general way with something like Programming Perl and apply that to
> my web design ideas?
I'd start with CGI programming before diving into mod_perl. Once you're
used to it, then read The Guide  and see what the caveats are for
mod_perl programming compared to CGI, and learn the interfaces.
> If it's of any use I've learnt a bit of Perl already but only really
> basic stuff.(Chapter one of Learning Perl sort of thing and that was a
> while ago) I'm competant in C and C++ programming and can bash out some
> VB if forced to at uni.:)
You can probably write your C programs, the slap a perl shebang line on
them and they'll generally Do What You Mean...
 'perldoc perl' will give you a list of relevant pages
 http://perl.apache.org/ used to link directly to it, but I think it
moved. I think it is at http://perl.apache.org/docs/1.0/guide/index.html
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