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Perl 5 Unleashed

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Average Customer Rating: 2.4

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Excellent Guide to learn Perl 5
Comment: This book is excellent to learn Perl 5, it is better than other titles that I've checked. You only have to read the three first chapters to understand others Perl scripts and even write your own scripts; you can read them in a week. Perl 5 Unleashed is my personal "Perl Bible". This book is clear and concise, excellent if you are a beginner and don't want to spend many hours to learn Perl; also it's an excellent reference for advanced programmers. It's true that the book has some typos, but you will get enough knowledge that you will find them easily, which by the way can be considered as excellent "find-the-bug excersises". I strongly recommend this book if you need to learn Perl right now and from a good teacher. Thank you Husain.

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Definitely more advanced
Comment: I have spent some time looking at this title, and it covers quite a broad section of Perl applications. The actual language section represents less than 20% of the text, the rest is dedicated to the actual use of the language - databases, cgi, Win32, system functions. A good book for people with more advanced applications to write.

Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Inaccurate, misleading and very disappointing !
Comment: As a complete novice to Perl, the cover comments and certifications looked good. But it didn't take me long to realise that this was one of the worst computing books I've read. Inaccurate explanations, incorrect examples, examples on the CD that don't work, sections of corrupted text, the list goes on. I expected far better from a publisher like SAMS. I've complained to SAMS but they havn't replied ! DON'T BUY THIS BOOK !