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Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz

Learning Perl (edition 2001)

by Randal L. Schwartz

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Title:Learning Perl
Authors:Randal L. Schwartz
Info:Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, c2001.
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Technical manual. Useful starter for the Perl progamming language. ( )
  questbird | Oct 7, 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 |
Perl is an open source CGI scripting and web programming language. Perl is one of the most popular web programming languages because of its powerful text-manipulation capabilities. A huge number of Perl scripts are freely available on the web for download.

This textbook was written to be a gentle introduction to Perl. It is not a comprehensive guide to Perl. It is a companion volume to Programming Perl, Second Edition by Larry Wall, Randal L. Schwartz, and Tom Christiansen.

Advanced topics at the end of the book cover CGI programming, library modules, references, and object-oriented programming.

Perl will run on practically any computer platform including MS-DOS, VMS, OS/2, Macintosh, all flavors of Windows, UNIX, and Linux,

The exercises in the book can be downloaded from http://www.oreilly.com or by FTP.

You can visit the Perl home page at http://www.perl.com/perl/. ( )
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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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