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Re: Mastering Algorithms with Perl

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on May 17, 2002 at 05:45 UTC ( [id://167214] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Mastering Algorithms with Perl

I have this book and use it all the time. Your five star rating is right on the mark.

I only have one bone to pick. There is an error that is repeated in example code throughout the book. The sacred-to-sort package globals $a and $b are used as generic temporary lexicals. That's harmless in the examples, but it's bad practice, and it might lead to grief for a reader experimenting with the code.

After Compline,
Zaxo