Modern Perl Book Draft Period Ending Soon


Update: PDFs, ePub, and Mobi files are available from Modern Perl: The Book, and you can read Modern Perl: The Book online now!

We still welcome reviewers for the Modern Perl book 2011-2012 edition draft. We'll close down the review and take down the draft this Friday, 18 November 2011. Thanks to everyone who's commented so far and to everyone who will comment.

Expect to see a new printed book available for sale online by the end of November or the start of December. A couple of weeks after that, we'll make electronic versions of the new edition available in PDF and ePub formats, and then we'll put the entire text of the book on this site in standard XHTML. We'll include all of the anchors used to make the index work, so you can link to specific sections of the book. We'll also include links to translations in other languages.

Again, the best way to report a bug or typo or make a suggestion is through the Modern Perl book Github repository. Pull requests are very welcome (though the smaller, the better).


When it's released, can you post some sort of summary of the "Changes from the first edition"? I want to evaluate whether or not to buy the new edition -- I already have a copy of the first edition. Thanks!

Can do. Basically the changes are "Added information on the new features of Perl 5.14, simplified the smart matching section, fixed some bugs, and improved the prose."

If you're comfortable reading perl5140delta.pod, there's not a lot new for you in the second edition.

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