Win a copy of “Learning Perl”

Win a copy of “Learning Perl”

Mon, 2006-06-19 09:21 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Learning Perl by Randal L Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) Read our terms and conditions.

2) Post a comment on any article or blog entry. We will choose the best comment made during the week, and the author of that comment will be the winner of this week's competition.

Entries open on the 19th of June 2006 and close on the 24th of June 2006.


Thanks go to _O'Reilly for providing this fantastic prize._



merlyn's picture
Submitted by merlyn on

My mother spelled my first name as "Randal" on my birth certificate. I suspect you can probably correct it with some editing program. Perhaps even with Perl.

And now that I've made a blog post, am I eligible to win my own book? :)

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Submitted by admin on


Sorry for the mistake. It has been corrected in this blog entry and in the original review.

Thanks for pointing it out and for reading. Also thanks for writing such a great book.

As to your last question: I think that would be a bit unfair, but you are in the running like everyone else.


Alex 0's picture
Submitted by Alex 0 on

I chose Python over (IMHO, obfuscated) Perl. Perhaps this book would teach me the error of my ways? If I don't read it perhaps I never will!

Terry Hancock's picture

I have read this book, and I still prefer Python. No offense! It's a pretty a good book, though -- I have a copy on the shelf which I used when I took Perl as a class.

compscicris's picture

Maybe another Californian will win. I am from California. I live near Apple Valley. I think my chances are good, 50-50. LOL!! Have a nice day everyone!!!;)

from the land of the unknown... or is it the unknown from the land?

The magic of computers is only weaved by the spell of code

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Submitted by Amit 1 on

As part of my resolutions for this summer break I had planned to learn Perl but was having no luck in locating a copy of this book in my home town. That is until I stumbled upon this contest while looking for the recent issue of FSM.

Deja vu or mere coincidence ? You decide.

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Submitted by izut on

Learning Perl seems to be the best Perl book ever. But I can tell you, after meeting Randal twice (on FISL 6.0 and FISL 7.0) that he *knows* what he talks about. He's an excellent writer and his lectures are amazing. I would recommend his book for sure.

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