Among the co-authors is Tom Christiansen, another important Perl deity.

Most of the material in the book also appears in the online documentation (as accessed by perldoc), leading to periodic flamewars on comp.lang.perl.misc and comp.lang.perl.moderated as to whether the book should be bought. It should, and anybody who says otherwise is an unprintable unnodeable son of an unlinkable.

On the cover there is a picture of a camel.

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Camel Book n.

Universally recognized nickname for the book "Programming Perl", by Larry Wall and Randal L. Schwartz, O'Reilly and Associates 1991, ISBN 0-937175-64-1 (second edition 1996, ISBN 1-56592-149-6; third edition 2000, 0-596-00027-8, adding as auhors Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant but dropping Randal Schwartz). The definitive reference on Perl.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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