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Hugh S. Myers
February 3, 2005 10:42
RE: perlfaq2: Perl books
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If what you are suggesting would result in a pointer to a COMPLETE list
(i.e. full bibliography of all books perl) somewhere then I'm all for it. It
would be a clean solution to a recurring problem. It might be interesting to
have people post their favorite top ten picks somewhere just as a side note.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: _brian_d_foy []
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 9:56 AM
> To:;
> Subject: Re: perlfaq2: Perl books
> In article <>, Dave Rolsky
> <> wrote:
> > On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Robert Spier wrote:
> > >>> I wonder if perlbook is still relevant in its current form. Moving
> the
> > >>> book list to it seems to be a good idea. Anyway it does now
> > >>> point as well to (#23893).
> > >> Maybe we can work out something that automatically creates perlbook
> > >> from
> > Ack, XML.  But yes, it'd be possible to dump the DB in some format or
> > other.  But do we really want to distribute a list of _all_ the books on
> > as part of the core docs?  That just seems like overkill.
> > I'd think a hand-picked list of the best books would be more useful.
> The hand-picked books isn't a very fair way to do things, which is
> why I was getting antsy about the books that made it into perlfaq2.
> Popular books, for instance, benefit from a feedback loop.
> Maybe we can have a more objective measure, such as the books published
> in the last two years (at least) along with the ones that we hand-pick.
> Either that, or let's drop the books in perlfaq2 and punt to
>, and also drop the perlbook man page.
> --
> brian d foy,

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