Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Peter Corlett abuse at
Wed Sep 18 19:05:39 BST 2013

On 18 Sep 2013, at 18:26, Kent Fredric <kentfredric at> wrote:
> Maybe an interesting, and uniquely disruptive topic for a book could be
> "You don't know Perl" ( or something along those lines ), a book with a
> similar intent to Modern Perl, ... but targeted explicitly at people who
> think they know Perl, but aren't really part of the perl community, people
> who learnt Perl from reading horrible scripts that have been copy pasted
> around the internet.

I've certainly been toying with writing something like that for fun. The working title was "The Bullshitter's Guide to Perl". Which obviously needs some work in itself.

It would probably also gore a few sacred cows here.

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