"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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - josh314 - LibraryThing
Gentle and entertaining introduction to basic Perl programming. It's probably not the most efficient way to learn the language for an experienced programmer since it gets a bit chatty and drawn out at times and does not get into advanced features. Nonetheless, it was worth the time to read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RicDay - LibraryThing
My edition is a little old now, but this is absolutely the best book on Perl if you want to learn this powerful, complex language. Just be sure to get the newest edition available. 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