Absolute FreeBSD

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Fri Dec 14 00:47:26 PST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Joshua Isom
> Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:46 PM
> To: Chad Perrin
> Cc: FreeBSD Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Absolute FreeBSD
> 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.

It's not the raw knowledge that is the power.  It's the presentation.
Newbies cannot digest the FreeBSD docs since the docs assume the
user isn't a newbie.

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