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From Simon Forster <>
Subject Re: To learn perl... [was: decline and fall of modperl?]
Date Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:04:11 GMT

On 26 Mar 2009, at 11:50, Mark Blackman wrote:

> The older answer is something along the lines of "Perl Best  
> Practice" the O'Reilly
> book by D. Conway and ideas behind it. See also

> .
> The newer answer is an emerging buzzword called "Modern Perl" or  
> sometimes "Enlightened Perl".
> Chromatic's blog on the subject,,  
> is probably the best
> starting place for that idea.

On 26 Mar 2009, at 11:51, Rolf Banting wrote:

> "The Perl Cookbook" will likely as not point you at the smoother  
> parts of the road.
> "Perl Best Practices" by Damian Conway goes into the "right" way to  
> do perl-ish things in great depth.
> PerlCritic is a perl module inspired by the book that will check  
> your code against a configured policy set.
> A great place to start is the Camel book ("Programming Perl" - Wall  
> et al) which has sections on style, newbie pitfalls etc
> Try "Perl Hacks" for a more sideways glance.
> It is a rich, flexible, language that has been around a good while.  
> In a good few years at this game I have not come across another that  
> gets you from here to there in so few steps.

Sheesh. Thanks guys but I don't have enough time to digest all that.


Probably I should just buy the Camel book - but it's a bit long in the  
tooth now (perl 5.6, published 2000).

I imagine I'll just throw myself into it at some time and bore the  
list with asinine questions.


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