It’s a good book. I wish I could have more time to dedicate to reading and working the exercises. I’ll be out-of-town this weekend and won’t make much progress. I’ve just finished reading Ch 4, the subroutines chapter.
I’d like to make an observation, which some might observe to be a rant….
I think the fact the Perl makes the use of parentheses optional is just weird, crazy, and maybe dumb! It really hurts the readability of code, and for beginners it’s really annoying! It looks weird. It’s just stupid…..
Maybe I’ll change my mind later, but for now I’m out on not using parentheses. You won’t catch me omitting them.