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Learning Perl, 7th Edition Book review

The new edition of an all time classic subtited "Making Easy Things Easy and Hard Things Possible". What has changed?

It has been 5 or so years since I extensively reviewed, in two parts (firstsecond), the sixth and, at the time, latest edition of the Llama book.
What has changed in between? A lot. The 6th edition covered Perl up to version 5.14, but with the current release on 5.26, 5.14 sounds like antiquated history.
Of course, the fact that Perl has grown older does not presume that Learning Pearl, 6th edition is largely deprecated. Technology moves fast, but  concepts remain, and it's these concepts that the Llama series highlights. As such, edition 7 also adopts the familiar tutorial-based approach and style, properties that render it highly usable in a classroom, even as a core textbook, but at the same time it expands on the latest upgrades the language has undergone in those 5 years.

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