Is there any chance that "Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials, 2nd Edition: The Community's Rewrite of Perl" will ever come out as an electronic text? As of the instant of this writing, it is still only available as a print publication.
FWIW, I note that this title *does* appear to be available through Safari Books Online, so *an* electronic form of the book does exist. That leads me to believe that it would not be too difficult to put out a version as a standard O'Reilly e-book.
Alternatively, since I note that this title has a release date of June 2004 (making it ~ 8 years old at this instant), if it is anticipated that there will be a 3rd Edition of this title in the foreseeable future, I'd say it would be sufficient if that edition of the title were made available as an e-book. (This, assuming that converting the 2nd Edition to an e-book would materially delay publication of the 3rd edition and/or otherwise "not be worth the effort". If those are not significant considerations, then I suppose it would not hurt to have both editions available as e-books. I note that other O'Reilly titles have multiple editions simultaneously available as e-books.)
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Thanks for your interest in this book. I don't currently show any information on a 3rd Edition forthcoming. But I'll check with our ebooks team to see if an ebook can be made available for this edition. I'll let you know what I discover.
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