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Depends on your learning style, but overall a GREAT book!,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Programming Perl (Nutshell Handbook) (Taschenbuch)I have read well over 50 reviews of this book, and while many seem to think that the book is great, both as a reference book and/or a book to learn Perl, there are a large number who also think that it does not make a good reference book, or that it isn't written well at all.
I think that it really depends on your learning style, and your preivous experience with programming and computers in general (especially Unix).
One thing that seems to be the trend almost everwhere, which I agree with, is that this is not a very good book to learn perl with, if you have no idea what it is, or if you haven't had previous experience with other programming languages. A book better suited for this introductory task is one such as Learning Perl (the 'Llama Book') or one of the other 'tutorial' type books.
However, the Camel book IS well suited as a reference book, and I also enjoy just opening the book in the middle somewhere, and starting to read. I almost always learn some little trick or useful technique within the first few pages that I read, some of which solve a problem which I may be working on, and some I store away and am glad later on when something comes up and I can think "Oh yeah...to do this you just do this and that..." Plus if I don't remember, out comes the book again...at least I know it's in there somewhere, even if the index isn't perfect :-)
If I had to sum it up in two words, they would be the same as many other readers: GET IT!