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Acknowledgments

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants" Isaac Newton.

Any book on Perl should first recognize the Giant who gave us Perl in the first place. Thanks, Larry.

I not only stood on the shoulders of Giants, but also was led by hoards of others. To make sure this book came out as error-free as possible, I invited perfect strangers to watch, criticize, and correct me when necessary. This has been a humbling experience. In no particular order, the people who annoyed me the most and who deserve the most thanks are Abigail, Greg Bacon, Sean Burke, Ken Fox, Kevin Meltzer, Tom Phoenix, and Randal Schwartz. Also, thanks to Michael Schwern, Tom Grydeland, Matt Bielanski, Mark Jason-Dominus, Jeff Pinyan, Gary Ross, Andrew Chen, and John Bell for finding bugs and offering suggestions. Over the years helpful readers have been instrumental in weeding out small problems with the text and helping with the explanations, notably: Lisa M, Robert B, Qinglin L, Ihor P, David K, Dan G, and Laura C.

Some small credit should also go to #perl for letting me sound my ideas off them and for giving me their honestand sometimes brutalopinions.

Somewhat responsible for this book are Bill Crawford and Donna Hinkle for getting me into this whole training mess in the first place. Thanks, I think.

Of course, I'd like to thank the people at Sams Publishing who put up with a new author and all the pain and agony that goes with the territory. Without people like Randi Roger, Scott Meyers, Kate Givens, and everyone behind the scenes that I didn't get to talk to but who are just as important, I'd never have put together anything like this.

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