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Old 21st October 2008
harold harold is offline
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Two books that I have in my library are Elements of Programming with Perl and Minimal Perl. Excellent books, both. In comparson, the Llama comes across more as a reference book than a learning book. At least the fourth edition did. I haven't seen the fifth edition.

Manning Press has several other Perl books. I have firsthand experience only with the two that I mentioned. But, based on those two books, odds are good that the others are keepers also.

For someone starting Perl from scratch, I would recommend Elements of Programming with Perl over The Llama. YMMV.
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