[sf-perl] Book(s) for learning oo perl?
david at fetter.org
Mon Jun 12 12:25:25 PDT 2006
On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 11:15:12AM -0700, David Alban wrote:
> I just looked up Object Oriented Perl by Damien Conway on amazon.
> It says it's not available. It was also out of stock at another
> retailer. (It's also, I believe, going on seven years old.)
Although Damien is a brilliant guy, about half the book had me
screaming, "just use an RDBMS and stop [making love] around with this
ridiculous [hemipygian] [taurine fÃ¦ces]!" I've never been so tempted
to throw a book in the garbage as I was by this thing.
In other words, you're probably better off not being able to get it.
Damien's later book "Perl Best Practices" is definitely good for your
> I could buy it used, but before I do that, I wanted to ask, what are
> folks' opinions on the best books to learn object oriented perl for
> someone very familiar with perl, but not very familiar with object
> oriented programming? (I want something in addition to the perl man
You might want to check out Randal Schwartz's "Learning Perl Objects,
References and Modules" from O'Reilly along with (for more OO fun)
Kent Beck's "Smalltalk Patterns: Best Practices." :)
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