Programming Perl

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O'Reilly & Associates, Jan 8, 1991 - Computers - 465 pages
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This is the authoritative guide to the hottest new UNIX utility in years, coauthored by its creator, Larry Wall. Perl is a language for easily manipulating text, files, and processes. Perl provides a more concise and readable way to do many jobs that were formerly accomplished (with difficulty) by programming in the C language or one of the shells. Even though Perl is not yet a standard part of UNIX, it is likely to be available wherever you choose to work. And if it isn't, you can get it and install it easily and free of charge. Contents include: An introduction to Perl Common tasks with Perl Real Perl programs; includes database manipulation, programming aids, system administration, text and filename manipulation, interprocess communication, and more Perl syntax Perl functions Other oddments; invocation options, debugging, efficiency, the Perl library, linking in C subroutines, etc. Also includes a pull-out quick-reference card (designed and created by Johan Vromans).

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User Review  - wweisser - LibraryThing

This book has more information in the first few chapters than most entire perl books. I am a big fan of the "logically break things down to every last detail" genre of programming manuals (see The C Programming Language, Programming in Lua) and this book is one of the great examples of it. Read full review

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User Review  - jrep - LibraryThing

Excellent reference work. It was better, back in the first edition, when the programming examples were co-bound, but it's really getting so huge (all the useful libraries) I can see why they don't do that any more. TMTOWDI! Read full review

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Variable Interpolation
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Associative Arrays
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About the author (1991)

Larry Wall originally created Perl while a programmer at Unisys. He now works full time guiding the future development of the language as a researcher and developer at O'Reilly & Associates. Larry is known for his idiosyncratic and thought-provoking approach to programming, as well as for his groundbreaking contributions to the culture of free software programming. He is the principal author of the bestselling Programming Perl, known colloquially as "the Camel book."

Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl programming language. In addition to writing "Learning Perl" and the first two editions of "Programming Perl", he has been the Perl columnist for UNIX Review, Web Techniques, Sys Admin, and Linux Magazine. He has contributed to a dozen Perl books, and over 200 magazine articles. Randal runs a Perl training and consulting company (Stonehenge Consulting Services), and is highly sought-after as a speaker for his combination of technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. He's also a pretty good Karaoke singer.