If you're just getting started with Perl, this is the book you want—whether you're a programmer, system administrator, or web hacker. Nicknamed "the Llama" by two generations of users, this bestseller closely follows the popular introductory Perl course taught by the authors since 1991. This 6th edition covers recent changes to the language up to version 5.14.
Perl is suitable for almost any task on almost any platform, from short fixes to complete web applications. Learning Perl teaches you the basics and shows you how to write programs up to 128 lines long—roughly the size of 90% of the Perl programs in use today. Each chapter includes exercises to help you practice what you've just learned. Other books may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.
Topics include:Perl data and variable typesSubroutinesFile operationsRegular expressionsString manipulation (including Unicode)Lists and sortingProcess managementSmart matchingUse of third party modules
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If you ask Perl programmers today what book they relied on most when they were learning Perl, you’ll find that an overwhelming majority will point to the Llama...may teach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.Read Full Review of Learning Perl
Learning Perl is your best bet for learning the language, and for keeping handy as a desk reference. Highly recommended.Read Full Review of Learning Perl
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