Rocketaware – perl resources

Wednesday 21 October 2009 @ 6:56 am

Often, when I googled for information about Perl, that website came up in search results: http://www.rocketaware.com/perl/ .

It looks quite ugly, like but is great source of information about perl, especially for beginners. Take for example this page: http://www.rocketaware.com/perl/onepage.htm – it list all that cryptic “Short-hand variables.”, and also functions and operators.

This page does not only seem to be old, it is old. For example this page: http://www.rocketaware.com/perl/perlfaq4/Why_aren_t_my_random_numbers_ran.htm points to http://www.perl.com/CPAN/doc/FMTEYEWTK/random , where you can read (at least now) that:

Note that the old documentation, often advertised as www.perl.com/doc or www.perl.com/CPAN/doc, has been removed from CPAN as of November 2001 because it had not been updated for several years”.

The documentation in not-so-archaic distributions of perl points to this place instead: http://www.cpan.org/misc/olddoc/FMTEYEWTK.tgz where the old docs are stored. The rocketaware site seem to not be aware of those year 2001 changes, and in footer one can read: “Copyright 2000, Forrest J. Cavalier III.”

So to sum op, this site is:
– old
– ugly
– useful (at least if you don’t mind using perl as it was year 2000)

The page http://www.rocketaware.com/perl/onepage.htm alone makes this website worth recommendation.

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