Advanced Perl Programming

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 20:10:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: derek lane 

Sriram Srinivarsan's book is a delight.

Most things that have direct correlates in other languages in Perl are
covered, often with useful comparisons to the alternative language
implementation.

The examples, 3 years after I first read the book, are still
interesting and fresh.

I particularly applaud the chapters on RPC with Msg and object
persistence. (XML-RPC and friends may take this over, but a CPAN
version of Msg would make Java's rpc look less interesting, even now.)

The discussion of Perl foreign function interface and embedding Perl in
c remains the best short introductions to either of these fields I have
read.

If you use perl frequently, read this book!

--Derek Lane


Time-stamp: "2000-08-11 08:05:20 raleigh"