Perl Pocket Reference

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jul 19, 2002 - Computers - 96 pages

The Perl Pocket Reference is an invaluable reference for those who find themselves frequently searching for a quick answer to a question or reminder of a syntax rule. This handy, well-organized quick reference condenses stacks of Perl documentation down to the most essential at-your-fingertips facts. For ease-of-use, convenience, and price, this little reference is the first place Perl programmers look when they need an answer quickly.The Perl Pocket Referenc provides a complete overview of the Perl programming language, all packed into a convenient, carry-around booklet. It is updated for Perl 5.8, and covers a summary of Perl syntax rules, a complete list of operators, built-in functions, and standard library modules, all with brief descriptions. Also included are the newest Perl features, such as enhanced regular expressions, multithreading, the Perl compiler, and Unicode support.The Perl Pocket Reference, 4th Edition, is the perfect companion to the authoritative books on Perl published by O'Reilly & Associates: Programming Perl, Learning Perl, and the Perl Cookbook. This pocket reference will never make it to the bookshelf--dog-eared and well worn, it will remain within arms reach of the keyboard or tucked in a back pocket, where it will be referred to on a daily basis.

 

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Fantastic, succint and comprehensive Perl reference. Neatly arranged and all pertinent information is presented in a really nice way. I use it quite often, when certain syntax alludes me.

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Contents

File Test Operators
39
File Operations
40
Input and Output
42
Formatted Printing
48
Formats
50
Tying Variables
51
Directory Reading Routines
52
System Interaction
53

Operators and Precedence
13
Statements
14
Subroutines
16
Packages and Modules
19
Pragmatic Modules
20
ObjectOriented Programming
23
Special Classes
24
Arithmetic Functions
25
Structure Conversion
27
String Functions
28
Array and Hash Functions
30
Regular Expressions
32
Search and Replace Functions
37
Networking
55
SystemV IPC
56
Miscellaneous
57
Information fromSystemDatabases
59
Special Variables
63
Special Arrays
68
Special Hashes
69
Threads
70
Compiler Backends
72
Standard Modules
77
Perl Links
85
Index
87
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