"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 27, 2008 - Computers - 352 pages
Learning Perl, popularly known as "the Llama," is the book most programmers rely on to get started with Perl. The bestselling Perl tutorial since it was first published in 1993, this new fifth edition covers recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.10.
Perl is the language for people who want to get work done. Originally targeted to sysadmins for heavy-duty text processing, Perl is now a full-featured programming language suitable for almost any task on almost any platform-from short fixes on the command line to web applications, bioinformatics, finance, and much more. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.
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Review: Learning PerlUser Review - Ahmed Shreef - Goodreads
The book can be good as an introduction to the basics of perl programming but it doesn't mention a lot of the OOP related features in perl. So if you're working on something more than a simple script ... Read full review
Review: Learning PerlUser Review - Goodreads
A very gentle introduction to Perl. Topics are discussed in detail for the novice and I even noticed that the footnotes are well written and informative. A good place to start your trip in the world of Perl. Read full review
Chapter 12 File Tests
Chapter 13 Directory Operations
Chapter 14 Strings and Sorting
Chapter 15 Smart Matching and givenwhen
Chapter 16 Process Management
Chapter 17 Some Advanced Perl Techniques
Appendix A Exercise Answers
Appendix B Beyond the Llama