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RE: Isnumeric question

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:54:56 -0800
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Crap. I guess I'll have to read another Perl book to continue writing Perl programs.

And just when it was going so well...


Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator                  Quad/Tech Inc, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mladen Gogala []
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 1:20 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: Isnumeric question
> Because my new company is using python and I think I'll have
> to learn it
> sooner or later.
> What is more, there seems to be growing confusion with
> versions on Windows
> operating
> systems. ActiveState is lagging behind with DBI/DBD drivers
> and it was a
> problem to get
> it all working.
> What is more, Perl 6 is in the making, to be launched early
> next year. Do
> you remember
> transition from the perl4 -> perl5 and from "oraperl" (perl 4.36) -->
> DBI/DBD? If I have
> to re-read all the books just to keep my knowledge, it will be a huge
> investment. There are
> many things that are not mentioned in "Learning Perl" and
> without which perl
> is practically
> unusable. I'm talking about the references, objects, perlpod,
> "anonymous
> subroutines", "arrays
> of references" and alike. For example \($a,$b,$c,$d)
> =(\$a,\$b,\$c,\$d)
> while [$a,$b,$c,$d]
> is a reference to array. In order for perl to be useful, one must read
> "Learning Perl" + at
> least one other book about Perl & OO, and, of course, have "Perl
> Programming" at the shelf,
> whe he needs to find an appropriate built-in variable. Re-learning and
> re-purchasing my 3rd
> set of books is going to be quite expensive. Tim O'Reilly
> will probably
> surpass Jeff Bezos on
> the Forbes list when that happens. BTW, are Tim O'Reilly and
> Bill O'Reilly
> related in any way,
> shape or form?

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