Absolute FreeBSD

Joshua Isom jrisom at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 23:45:49 PST 2007

On Dec 14, 2007, at 1:12 AM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> For the record . . . title changes for new editions like that annoy me.
> It can make it pretty difficult at times trying to determine whether or
> not I'm about to buy a duplicate.  The switch from Learning Perl 
> Objects,
> References, and Modules to Intermediate Perl was another example of 
> that
> sort of annoyance.

Perhaps you should look in /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/pod, which from 
my experience, has been better than any book I've ever seen for perl.  
Try running `perldoc perlintro` and `perldoc perllol`.  With exceptions 
such as "old standard" languages, most free documentation that comes 
with the interpreter/compiler tends to be better than any book.  A 
print out of perl's documentation would be far more valuable than 
almost any perl book on the market.

Although I haven't looked much into any FreeBSD book, I wouldn't be 
surprised at all if FreeBSD's documentation combined with 
freebsd-questions would outweigh it.

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