Learning Perl

Learning Perl

Book - 2011
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If you're just getting started with Perl, this is the book you want--whether you're a programmer, system administrator, or web hacker. Nicknamed "the Llama" by two generations of users, this bestseller closely follows the popular introductory Perl course taught by the authors since 1991. This 6th edition covers recent changes to the language up to version 5.14.

Perl is suitable for almost any task on almost any platform, from short fixes to complete web applications. Learning Perl teaches you the basics and shows you how to write programs up to 128 lines long--roughly the size of 90% of the Perl programs in use today. Each chapter includes exercises to help you practice what you've just learned. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.

Topics include:

Perl data and variable types Subroutines File operations Regular expressions String manipulation (including Unicode) Lists and sorting Process management Smart matching Use of third party modules
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2011.
Edition: 6th ed.
ISBN: 9781449303587
Branch Call Number: 005.133/SCHWARTZ
Characteristics: xxi, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Foy, Brian D.
Phoenix, Tom
Alternative Title: Perl


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Mar 30, 2017

The updated copy is worth reading. Includes the latest Perl. But you really can just skip to the new edition of Programming Perl if you're experienced.


Indispensable. I have a copy in my office, a personal copy, and an e-copy on my device.

Aug 09, 2011

Great book for learning how to program in Perl. The next book to read after this one is Modern Perl.


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