Perl cookbook

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O'Reilly, 2003 - Computers - 927 pages
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Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy of "Perl Cookbook" nearby. "Perl Cookbook" is a comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in Perl. The book contains hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" and thousands of examples ranging from brief one-liners to complete applications.

The second edition of "Perl Cookbook" has been fully updated for Perl 5.8, with extensive changes for Unicode support, I/O layers, mod_perl, and new technologies that have emerged since the previous edition of the book. Recipes have been updated to include the latest modules. New recipes have been added to every chapter of the book, and some chapters have almost doubled in size.

Covered topic areas include:

Manipulating strings, numbers, dates, arrays, and hashes

Pattern matching and text substitutions

References, data structures, objects, and classes

Signals and exceptions

Screen addressing, menus, and graphical applications

Managing other processes

Writing secure scripts

Client-server programming

Internet applications programming with mail, news, ftp, and telnet

CGI and mod_perl programming

Web programming

Since its first release in 1998, "Perl Cookbook" has earned its place in the libraries of serious Perl users of all levels of expertise by providing practical answers, code examples, and mini-tutorials addressing the challenges that programmers face. Now the second edition of this bestselling book is ready to earn its place among the ranks of favorite Perl books as well.

Whether you're a novice or veteran Perl programmer, you'll find "Perl Cookbook," 2nd Edition to be one of the most usefulbooks on Perl available. Its comfortable discussion style and accurate attention to detail cover just about any topic you'd want to know about. You can get by without having this book in your library, but once you've tried a few of the recipes, you won't want to.

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Another one from my old library in the 1990s I want to replace today. Read full review

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It's been years since I read this, but it's definitely worth a re-read. Read full review

Contents

Strings
1
Numbers
59
Dates and Times
90
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Tom Christiansen is a freelance consultant specializing in Perl training and writing. After working for several years for TSR Hobbies (of Dungeons and Dragons fame), he set off for college where he spent a year in Spain and five in America, dabbling in music, linguistics, programming, and some half-dozen different spoken languages. Tom finally escaped UW-Madison with B.A.s in Spanish and computer science and an M.S. in computer science. He then spent five years at Convex as a jack-of-all-trades working on everything from system administration to utility and kernel development, with customer support and training thrown in for good measure. Tom also served two terms on the USENIX Association Board of directors. With over fifteen years' experience in UNIX system administration and programming, Tom presents seminars internationally. Living in the foothills above Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by mule deer, skunks, and the occasional mountain lion and black bear, Tom takes summers off for hiking, hacking, birding, music making, and gaming.

Nathan Torkington is a banjo player, father, and husband. His crimes in the computing community include: coauthor of the Perl Cookbook, editor for O'Reilly and Associates, content coordinator for the Open Source Convention and Perl Conference, and project manager for perl6.

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