[Purdue-pm] Programming Perl, 4th Ed: Should I?

Mark Daniel Ward mdw at purdue.edu
Mon May 21 09:43:46 PDT 2012

Dear Dave,

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you might not like supporting the huge website Amazon either....  Just a 

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On 5/21/12 12:38 PM, Dave Jacoby wrote:
> Since O'Reilly knows I have Programming Perl 3rd (and 2nd, and 1st), 
> they take 40% off the $55 and offer it to me at $32. Free shipping, 
> potential tax (haven't hit "go" yet) so $35.
> I want it. But I'm not yet convinced.
> Most any technical issue I hit, my first (and normally only) step is 
> to type "my technical issue" into Google and find the answer. My 
> primary use of Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Guide is to lift my laptop 
> roughly two inches. I'm not yet convinced that I will use it. I think 
> I want it inpaper for about the same reason I want to get Mockingbird 
> Time by the Jayhawks on CD: I have the previous works in physical form 
> and my continued collection trumps my rejection of the form otherwise. 
> My logical self recognizes this as a problem.
> So, should I pull the trigger?

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