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Learning Perl (edition 2005)

by Randal L Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, Brian D Foy

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Title:Learning Perl
Authors:Randal L Schwartz
Other authors:Tom Phoenix, Brian D Foy
Info:O'Reilly Media (2005), Edition: 4th ed., Paperback, 704 pages
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Gentle and entertaining introduction to basic Perl programming. It's probably not the most efficient way to learn the language for an experienced programmer since it gets a bit chatty and drawn out at times and does not get into advanced features. Nonetheless, it was worth the time to read. ( )
  josh314 | Mar 5, 2014 |
It's the llama book. You know what it is. It's hard to force myself to learn Perl because I can just get things done in Bash.
  briealeida | Feb 6, 2014 |
Technical manual. Useful starter for the Perl progamming language. ( )
  questbird | Oct 7, 2013 |
Totally worth the price and the time it takes to learn. I know I will go back to this over and over if I'm trying to write any Perl scripts. ( )
  lesmel | May 19, 2013 |
My edition is a little old now, but this is absolutely the best book on Perl if you want to learn this powerful, complex language. Just be sure to get the newest edition available. ( )
  RicDay | Jan 26, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0596101058, Paperback)

Learning Perl, better known as "the Llama book", starts the programmer on the way to mastery. Written by three prominent members of the Perl community who each have several years of experience teaching Perl around the world, this edition has been updated to account for all the recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.8.

Perl is the language for people who want to get work done. It started as a tool for Unix system administrators who needed something powerful for small tasks. Since then, Perl has blossomed into a full-featured programming language used for web programming, database manipulation, XML processing, and system administration--on practically all platforms--while remaining the favorite tool for the small daily tasks it was designed for. You might start using Perl because you need it, but you'll continue to use it because you love it.

Informed by their years of success at teaching Perl as consultants, the authors have re-engineered the Llama to better match the pace and scope appropriate for readers getting started with Perl, while retaining the detailed discussion, thorough examples, and eclectic wit for which the Llama is famous.

The book includes new exercises and solutions so you can practice what you've learned while it's still fresh in your mind. Here are just some of the topics covered:

Perl variable types subroutines file operations regular expressions text processing strings and sorting process management using third party modules

If you ask Perl programmers today what book they relied on most when they were learning Perl, you'll find that an overwhelming majority will point to the Llama. With good reason. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.

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Informed by their years of success at teaching Perl as consultants, the authors have re-engineered the Llama to better match the pace and scope appropriate for readers getting started with Perl 5.10.

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