This review only needs four words. O'Reilly's Perl compendium is, without a doubt, the ultimate Perl resource.
Containing electronic editions of Perl in a Nutshell, Programming Perl (2nd Edition), Perl Cookbook, Advanced Perl Programming, Learning Perl, and Learning Perl on Win32 Systems, together with a hardbound edition of Perl in a Nutshell, this immaculate collection is a winner in terms of depth and value for the money. If you're looking for something to do with Perl, it will be here somewhere.
Releasing books on CD-ROM is an intelligent move for O'Reilly, since it means that hints, tips, and syntax guidance can be easily found, code snippets pasted straight into working documents, and multiple electronic bookmarks set and referred to within a couple of clicks.
Learning Perl's patient, leveled approach is perfect for the beginner, while the example-packed Perl Cookbook is an essential resource for intermediate users. True techies can cuddle up with Advanced Perl Programmingand the excellent Learning Perl on Win32 Systems. There's something for everyone here.
Besides the complete and unabridged text, the package contains fully hyperlinked, cross-referenced indexes, which are fully searchable, and an overall index that covers all six volumes in one easy-to-use file.
It's difficult to express just how good this package is. For this reviewer, nothing else on the market today can touch it. --Chris Russell, amazon.co.uk