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Paul Tremblay
March 18, 2002 01:14
looking for book on object oriented perl
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I finished *Learning Perl*(The O'Reilly book), and thought it one of the best books relating to a linux subject I have yet read. 

(I know that many people on this mailing list probably use Windows. If you are a linux user and have had to suffer through some of the awful documentation on various aspects of linux, then you will think books like *Learning Perl* a masterpiece!)

However, I now believe I should learn at least some of the concepts of object oriented perl, especially since I want to use modules like XML::Parser.

My search on came up with a book called *Object Oriented Perl,* written by Damian Conway and others. lets regular people review the book, and almost every one of these reviewers raved about the book. It was the "best book" the ever read, they "wished they had read it a long time ago." 

However, I believe I came upon a portion of this book on line. This is the url:

(1) Could someone tell me if this in fact is from the same book?

From what I read on this site, I was not too impressed with the book at all. It seemed to go on forever explaining theory without giving any concrete examples with perl code. My second question is:

(2) Does this book get better in chapters 2 and 3? Do people on this mailing list recomend it?

Keep in mind that I am a beginner with no previous experience in any object oriented langauge.




*Paul Tremblay         *

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