Perl 5 Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
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Customer Rating: 2
Summary: A mnemonic device, nothing more
Comment: This book is little more than a list of perl methods to help jog your memory. If you're fluent in perl but sometimes need to remember the name of a method, this book can help you. But you'd better be able to remember the proper syntax on your own, since the book doesn't include it (granted, perl is fluid enough to make that an easy guess too). If you want a language reference, this book isn't it. It's like carrying a set of flash cards. If you don't know it to begin with, this book won't help you learn it. Even as a reference I found it lacking.
Customer Rating: 3
Summary: It could have been perfect....
Comment: Why such a small book wastes 2 pages on a useless forward by Larry Wall is beyond me.
Larry should stick to writing code.
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Perfect Companion
Comment: This is just what I needed - a quick reminder to refresh my memory occasionally without referring to the other perl books or docs. It's small and inexpensive -I keep one at home and one at the office. This book is great for jogging your memory to remind you of use and syntax but it should not be relied on as a true "reference". If you have the Camel and the Llama book this is a perfect addition.