Review Synopsis: DMwP is a readable, practical and informative guide to manipulating data using Perl 5. It contains more knowledge than you'd think could fit into a handy pages. I can personally recommend DMwP to eternal amateurs like myself. For any real programmers reading this review, I'll quote the forward by Damian Conway: " It's a dirty job but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, you're definately holding the right book.
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Many years ago, I wrote a book called Data Munging with Perl. People were kind enough to say nice things about it. A few people bought copies. I made a bit of money. Recently I re-read it. I thought that some of it was still pretty good. There were some bits, particularly in the early chapters, that talked about general principles that are still as relevant as they were when the book was published.
The bits where I talk about particular CPAN modules are all a bit embarrassing as Perl fashions change and newer, better modules are released. But today I got an interesting letter from the publishers, telling me that they have taken the book out of print. Which means that I can now distribute it in any way that I like. I might even have the original documents somewhere.
Thanks for the link. I just started learning Perl and I like it very much and also it really encourage newbies seeing such a great community helping others. This one enthusiasm of Perl lovers is the only thing that keeps me going on no matter what I got out of it in terms of career perspective. I am about to move house and as part of the process I have thrown out a number of my books on programming. Some sort of wiki afterlife for it would be awesome! Thank you.
I bought it many years ago, and still use it. Now my colleagues can read it without borrowing my copy, well done Dave I also bought this book and read it several time.
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Data Munging with Perl
Many years ago, I wrote a book called Data Munging with Perl. People were kind enough to say nice things about it. A few people bought copies. I made a bit of money. Recently I re-read it. I thought that some of it was still pretty good.
Day 9 – Data munging in Perl 6 vs Perl 5
Catch up on stories from the past week and beyond at the Slashdot story archive. Data Munging with Perl author David Cross pages publisher Manning Publications rating 9 reviewer chromatic ISBN summary Dave explores Perl's unique and compelling abilities tomanage and manipulate data of all types, sizes, and shades. The Scoop Larry Wall, so goes the story, needed to glue together two systems on opposite sides of the country. Calling on the virtues of Laziness why throw together something for just one job and Hubris why not write a new language?
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Having lifted a definition from the Jargon File for data munging Cross summarises the term simply as "taking data that is in one format and converting it into another. This book pitches itself as one which will help the perl programmer create more efficient data-munging code while "introducing new techniques, as well as novel uses for familiar methods. Before part one of the book is over the reader has had a brush up on issues such as; decoupling, filtering, logging, complex sorting, DBI, benchmarking and regexen. Initially, covering so much in just 78 pages may sound like a tall order, however, each chapter in the book is topped off by an honest 'further information' section which can be referred to for more in-depth coverage.