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> Damian is a brilliant author

Agreed. Always a joy to read! (ditto for chromatic and brian_d_foy).

Unlike chromatic though, I often struggle to find free stuff from The Damian that I can link to here (I often find myself linking to Ten Essential Development Practices). If you know of other useful online stuff written by Damian, please let us know.

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Re^5: Perl tutorial building on Python skills?
by LanX (Sage) on Oct 22, 2021 at 21:24 UTC
    No sorry, I don't.

    I'm only aware of three books, ("Perl Hacks" was also co-authored by him)

    There are slides from merlyn covering PBP online...

    I think the summary table at the appendix of PBP are available somewhere, since they influenced Perl Critic.

    update

    I think citing from an appendix of a PDF version is still fair use, as long as you make the source clear.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      > I think citing from an appendix of a PDF version is still fair use, as long as you make the source clear

      I'd always assumed so. I've regularly cited Perl Best Practices (pdf) ... as I did only last month, while issuing dazz a yellow card for repeated whinging about Perl's unfortunate Switch statement. If that's not fair use, I apologize ... though I certainly don't relish having to edit all my old nodes. :)

      I suppose Perlish alternatives to a Switch statement is yet another candidate topic for your course.

        > I suppose Perlish alternatives to a Switch statement is yet another candidate topic for your course.

        IIRC does Python have no switch statement so we are kind of "safe" here ... ;-)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery