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#1
[Originally posted by bobx]

I was just wondering if you were muddling an update to your book around in
your head. : )

Bob

P.S. I hope so!
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#2
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by jandrew]

> I was just wondering if you were muddling an update to your book around in
> your head. : )

BobX,

Well, I have been muddling such thoughts --- there hasn't really
been all that much change to Perl in the last few years (at least in
terms of the material in the book), but I do have new ways of teaching
some of the material.

On the other hand, Perl6 will be coming out eventually, and it will
be substantially different --- but I haven't worked out if I'd would
do it in the basic framework of 'Elements' (new edition) or write
something entirely new.

On the third hand, I've been toying with something along the lines of
an 'Elements' style book for the Ruby language.

However, none of these are concrete at the moment and my time is
pretty limited for the foreseeable future.

andrew
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#3
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by jandrew]

> Can I tell the Ruby newsgroup to bug you? ; )

Egads, please No! smilie

andrew
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#4
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by bobx]

> > Can I tell the Ruby newsgroup to bug you? ; )
>
> Egads, please No! smilie
>
> andrew
Well if you need a proofer...I would gladly give you
my time.

Bob
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#5
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by bobx]

> > I was just wondering if you were muddling an update to your book around in
> > your head. : )
>
> BobX,
>
<snip>
> On the third hand, I've been toying with something along the lines of
> an 'Elements' style book for the Ruby language.
>
That would be fantastic! That is the other language I use!!!

Bob
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#6
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by bobx]

Can I tell the Ruby newsgroup to bug you? ; )
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#7
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by jandrew]

> Well if you need a proofer...I would gladly give you
> my time.

I appreciate the offer, and if you let me know your email
address I'll take you up on it when/if the next writing
project gets off the ground. Drop me a message at:

ajohnson at cpan dot org

thanks,
andrew
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#8
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by not_a_number]

I didn't want to excite anyone looking occasionally at this forum with a new
message just saying thanks for your reply to my previous question ('Prime
numbers project again'), but I'm glad to take the opportunity of this thread
to do it now: succinct but complete *and* comprehensible, and above all
amazingly rapid... thanks!

But the other reason for this posting is: 'Elements of Programming with Ruby'
by Andrew L. Johnson? Yes please!

ps You wouldn't consider an 'Elements of Programming with Lisp', by any chance?
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#9
Re: Coming up on 3 years...
[Originally posted by nkamerka]

Hey Andrew,
It would be cool if you could come up with something
new in perl too! Don't get the impression that we
perl guys don't appreciate you! We SURE do.
Regards
Nimish.