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Programming Perl [4th edition, blue camel]

by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, brian d foy, Jon Orwant, Randal L. Schwartz

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Series: Programming Perl [Wall], Nutshell Handbook Series

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Perl is a powerful programming language that has grown in popularity since it first appeared in 1988. The first edition of this book, Programming Perl, hit the shelves in 1990, and was quickly adopted as the undisputed bible of the language. Since then, Perl has grown with the times, and so has this book.Programming Perl is not just a book about Perl. It is also a unique introduction to the language and its culture, as one might expect only from its authors. Larry Wall is the inventor of Perl, and provides a unique perspective on the evolution of Perl and its future direction. Tom Christiansen was one of the first champions of the language, and lives and breathes the complexities of Perl internals as few other mortals do. Jon Orwant is the editor ofThe Perl Journal, which has brought together the Perl community as a common forum for new developments in Perl.Any Perl book can show the syntax of Perl's functions, but only this one is a comprehensive guide to all the nooks and crannies of the language. Any Perl book can explain typeglobs, pseudohashes, and closures, but only this one shows how they really work. Any Perl book can say that my is faster than local, but only this one explains why. Any Perl book can have a title, but only this book is affectionately known by all Perl programmers as "The Camel."This third edition of Programming Perl has been expanded to cover version 5.6 of this maturing language. New topics include threading, the compiler, Unicode, and other new features that have been added since the previous edition.… (more)
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Absolutely essential for the Perl programmer. I learned Perl using this book and still refer to it from time to time. ( )
  colinwu | Nov 7, 2007 |
I would say that this is THE BOOK for learning Perl. Funny and easy to read. ( )
  all4metals | Aug 5, 2007 |
A classic. I own two copies, at work and at home. Sometimes I pick a page at random, I'm sure it will make me laugh in a page or two. ( )
  amartineau | Jun 17, 2006 |
The "Camel Book", as this book is often called, is the Perl Bible. It's not only an exhaustive reference, but clearly written any *funny* to boot. The humour pervades the text, making a sometimes dry subject much more approachable.

No Perl programmer can afford to be without this book, and anybody considering writing a technical reference should refer to this book to see how it's done. ( )
1 vote felius | Oct 25, 2005 |
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Programming Perl [Third Edition] is the most authoritative book on Perl, and the authors' prose is a joy to read. While it may not be the best book for learning Perl, it's certainly worth having on your bookshelf.
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Wall, Larryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christiansen, Tommain authorall editionsconfirmed
foy, brian dmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Orwant, Jonmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwartz, Randal L.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Samela, JuhaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zundel, JeanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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This is the pink camel book. Do not combine it with the blue camel. The contents are drastically different. It covers Perl 4 and not Perl 5 (which is covered by the blue camel book). The language (and hence the book) changed significantly between the two. Also the pink camel contains a number of sections which were removed in later editions.
This is the 4th edition of the blue camel book, which covers Perl 5.14. Do not combine it with the pink camel book.

In addition, please do not combine it with different editions of the blue camel book. The various editions cover different versions of Perl, cover changing material, and have different co-authors.
This is the 2nd edition of the blue camel book, which covers Perl 5. Do not combine it with the pink camel book.
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Perl is a powerful programming language that has grown in popularity since it first appeared in 1988. The first edition of this book, Programming Perl, hit the shelves in 1990, and was quickly adopted as the undisputed bible of the language. Since then, Perl has grown with the times, and so has this book.Programming Perl is not just a book about Perl. It is also a unique introduction to the language and its culture, as one might expect only from its authors. Larry Wall is the inventor of Perl, and provides a unique perspective on the evolution of Perl and its future direction. Tom Christiansen was one of the first champions of the language, and lives and breathes the complexities of Perl internals as few other mortals do. Jon Orwant is the editor ofThe Perl Journal, which has brought together the Perl community as a common forum for new developments in Perl.Any Perl book can show the syntax of Perl's functions, but only this one is a comprehensive guide to all the nooks and crannies of the language. Any Perl book can explain typeglobs, pseudohashes, and closures, but only this one shows how they really work. Any Perl book can say that my is faster than local, but only this one explains why. Any Perl book can have a title, but only this book is affectionately known by all Perl programmers as "The Camel."This third edition of Programming Perl has been expanded to cover version 5.6 of this maturing language. New topics include threading, the compiler, Unicode, and other new features that have been added since the previous edition.

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