Perl 5

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Sams Pub., 1996 - Computers - 870 pages
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Teach Yourself Perl 5 in 21 Days, Second Edition is the ideal book for beginning - and intermediate - level users who want to gain a solid understanding of this programming language. Using step-by-step tutorials and the easy-to-follow approach, you can Teach yourself Perl 5 in 21 Days! Through various teaching elements, you'll learn everything you need to know about this popular programming language. You'll discover how to manipulate text, generate reports, and perform system tasks. Through practical, hands-on instructions, logically organized lessons, and helpful Q & A sections, you'll master Perl functions and concepts and be developing robust programs in no time. Plus, Do/Don't boxes show you how to avoid potential programming pitfalls, illustrations explain constructs such as associative arrays, and tables serve as handy references.

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Contents

Week at a Glance
1
Basic Operators and Control Flow
21
Understanding Scalar Values
51
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Till is a technical writer working in Canada. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo, with programming languages as his major field of study. He also worked in compiler development and on version control software.

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