Top 10 perl books

Abigail abigail at
Wed Apr 23 14:05:55 BST 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:20:49PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:56:01AM +0200, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> > 
> > It's a good jumping off point for discussion. And then turn the
> > criticisms off in perlcritic :)
> >
> I think this is spot on, the book provides a framework for discussing
> what is and isnt important to the development team. (I really do sound
> like some consultant drone). And without this framework its more than
> likely that the discussion would just ramble on with no outcome.

Yes, in theory. I found in practise it's damn hard to keep the
discussion focussed on the big issues instead of having a nitpicking
feast over layout.

The fact PBP mentions layout at all turned out to be a really bad thing. :(

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