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Re[2]: OT: Adv Perl Book Update

From: Jonathan Gennick <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 21:05:28 -0400
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Friday, May 27, 2005, 8:15:28 PM, mhthomas ( wrote:

m> The sort of knowledge I'm seeking is similar to Mladen's query. Is the
m> new author adding new content (mostly), or updating outdated content
m> to some new versions of perl, or simply adding his/her 2 cents worth
m> of new topics and the rest is essentially unchanged (not that it
m> needed much change).

Mike. I traded a couple of emails today with Allison Randal, who is the book's editor. She told me, and I'll just quote her words:

   In fact, there's nothing left of the original book. It's a complete    rewrite from the ground up.

She later went into some more detail in response to a follow-up from Mladen:

   You'll find typeglobs explained in the first chapter of the new    edition. A very different explanation from the first edition, but I    hope even clearer. You won't find tie or sockets in the second edition,    because these aren't considered "advanced" anymore, but these are    exactly the sort of things I want to cover in the second edition of
"Learning Objects, References & Modules" (which will be called
"Intermediate Perl") and a new book "Mastering Perl".

m> I'm trying to get a feel for the book because an advanced book is not m> the kind of book to buy without either seeing it on the shelf first

My description above is probably still not as good as seeing the book on the shelf, but I do hope it helps.

If you have any specific questions, please ask and I'll do my best to get answers for you.

Do you use Perl a lot? I'm guessing that you do, else you wouldn't be reading Advanced Perl...

Best regards,

Jonathan Gennick --- Brighten the corner where you are * 906.387.1698 *

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