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From:
Kurt D. Starsinic
Date:
March 31, 2000 12:53
Subject:
Re: Problems reporting perl bugs
Message ID:
20000331154429.A43971@O2.chapin.edu
On Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 02:00:26AM -0500, Philip Newton wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2000, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> 
> > --- perlthrtut.pod.bak	Sun Mar 19 02:37:24 2000
> > +++ perlthrtut.pod	Tue Mar 28 11:58:49 2000
> > @@ -720,3 +720,3 @@
> >  find it easier to serialize calls to a particular subroutine than to
> > -have a set of locks and sempahores.
> > +have a set of locks and semaphores.
> >  
> > @@ -1030,3 +1030,3 @@
> >  
> > -Tanenbaum, Andrew S. Distributed Operating Systems. Prentice Hall,
> > +Tannenbaum, Andrew S. Distributed Operating Systems. Prentice Hall,
> >  1995, ISBN 0-13-143934-0 (great textbook).
> 
> His name appears to be spelled Tanenbaum, with one 'N', so the original is
> fine. However, a search on the book appears to show that the ISBN is
> 0132199084 (pub. date 23-Aug-1994 or September 1994, depending on the
> source). Ah, a search at Prentice-Hall says that its ISBN is 0-13-219908-4
> and that it has a publication date of August 1994 but a copyright date of
> 1995. So you don't need to correct the spelling of the author's name, but
> you should update the ISBN.

    The ISBN hasn't changed.  The dashes are not significant; they are
supposed to make the number more human-readable.  Don't they do a good
job?

    Peace,
* Kurt Starsinic (kstar@orientation.com) ---------- Senior Network Engineer *
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