Perl Developer's Dictionary

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 612 pages

Perl Developer's Dictionary is a complete, well-organized reference to the Perl language and environment, including core syntax as well as Perl modules. Designed specifically for the experienced developer who needs a reference readily available on his or her desk to refer to on a daily basis, the book is extensively cross-referenced and indexed for optimal usability. In addition to providing a complete syntax reference for all core Perl functions, the book also provides quick access to language syntax, constructs, and other language issues. Each major section of the book is prefaced with a short introduction to provide background material on the subject at hand, and then is followed by a series of "dictionary" entries that cover exactly one topic, carefully cross-referenced and indexed with the rest of the book.


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Basic Perl
Advanced Perl
Regular Expressions
Special Variables and CommandLine Options
Files and Directories
Processes Interprocess Communication and Threads
Standard Module Library

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About the author (2002)

Clinton Pierce is a software engineer, freelance programmer, and instructor. He has programmed almost every kind of software imaginable: financial applications, games, embedded systems, device drivers, OS utilities, and all this under a dozen or so operating systems. He spends his free time preaching the gospels of Unix, Perl, and open-source software to anyone within earshot.

He's currently serving time as a Web architect for Decision Consultants in southeast Michigan. You can visit his Web site at http: // or write to him at

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