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Dave Rolsky
November 27, 2003 09:00
Re: Poor State of the Man Pages
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On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Shlomi Fish wrote:

> "Programming Perl" is such a good reference. However, it is not available
> online for him to make use of. I can lend him my copy, but so far he
> wanted to have a copy all of his own. And he found the man pages very hard
> to understand.

Tell your cheap-ass friend to plunk down the $40 and buy a damn copy of
the book.  Yes, I know it's not dirt-cheap, but it's not prohibitively
expensive for anyone with the financial resources to already own a

Buying Perl books supports the authors (like Larry, Randall, and many
others on this list) who've contributed to Perl.  Complaining that
learning something requires buying a couple books is ridiculous.  There
are not many things in this world worth learning that can be easily
learned with absolutely no investment of money.  But $40 is a pretty small
investment, I'd say.


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