From: Sherwin Daganato
Subject: Re: [plug] Interesting Perl guide
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:14:24 +0800

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 08:16:23PM +0800, Sacha Chua wrote:
> For those who have always wanted to learn Perl but have never really
> gotten around to it:
> Beginning Perl
> by Simon Cozens

Another interesting guide is

Spork - Skud's Perl Training Fork

It covers:
o Introduction to Perl
o CGI Programming in Perl
o Database Programming with Perl
o Intermediate Perl

Good teaching material.

Rex Swain's HTMLified Perl 5 Reference Guide is also good to know about.

Generally, the site is an excellent starting point.

From: Baron Earl <>
To: The Pigdog Mailing List <>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:24:22 -0800
Subject: Re: [Pigdog] Scripting for hillbillies

On Tuesday 16 December 2003 20:20, Mister Bad wrote:

> Learning Perl is probably the best book out there on the subject.

If you're learning Perl, there is no better book than Orwant's Perl 5 Interactive Course published by eZone.

It's out of print, but it actually tackles learning Perl tasks in a sane order, instead of jumping all over the place the way Learning Perl does. Each chapter actually builds on the previous one, unlike Learning Perl, which assumes that you know a bunch of things you might not know in every single chapter.

You can sometimes find used copies on Amazon.