Learning Perl

Learning Perl

Book - 2008
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Learning Perl, popularly known as "the Llama," is the book most programmers rely on to get started with Perl. The bestselling Perl tutorial since it was first published in 1993, this new fifth edition covers recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.10. This book reflects the combined experience of its authors, who have taught Perl at Stonehenge Consulting since 1991. Years of classroom testing and experience helped shape the book's pace and scope, and this edition is packed with exercises that let you practice the concepts while you follow the text. Topics include:

Perl data & variable types Subroutines File operations Regular expressions String manipulation Lists & sorting Process management Smart matching Using third party modules

Perl is the language for people who want to get work done. Originally targeted to sysadmins for heavy-duty text processing, Perl is now a full-featured programming language suitable for almost any task on almost any platform-from short fixes on the command line to web applications, bioinformatics, finance, and much more. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.

Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, [2008]
Edition: Fifth edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780596520106
Branch Call Number: 005.133 SCH95
Characteristics: xviii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Phoenix, Tom
Foy, Brian D.


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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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