I picked up a copy of Perl Moderne the new book by France’s Perl Gang of Four, Damien Krotkine, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni, Jérôme Quelin, and Philippe ‘BooK’ Bruhat, and have just started reading it.
Perl doesn’t seem to have the presence in France that it does in the English-speaking world. I hope this book helps change that, because it’s clearly-written, commute-friendly book which covers a lot of ground, from installation to Moose. Non-French Perl hackers can pick up their professional vocabulary here too. (Make your admirers swoon with desire by murmuring table de hachage like Morticia Addams did Gomez: “Tish! You speak French!”)
I am puzzled about a seeming omission in their first-chapter discussion of editors and ready-to-install binaries: there is no mention of Active State’s Komodo IDE or ActivePerl. Perhaps because Komodo is payware? I’ll ask next time I see one of them.