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Making Easy Things Easy and Hard Things Possible --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This second edition of Learning Perl, designed for those who seek a rapid working knowledge of Perl and sporting a new foreword by Perl author Larry Wall, fully covers the world of Perl, version 5. In this new edition, program examples and exercise answers have been radically updated to reflect typical usage under Perl 5, and numerous details have been added or modified. In addition, you'll find new sections introducing Perl references and CGI programming. Perl is a high-level, multipurpose language. It is used in diverse system administration tasks, while also playing an endless variety of roles in other areas. These range from data reduction and report generation to distributed computing and assorted auxiliary roles in software development. Perl has even encroached upon the territory of C and other programming languages. Learning Perl, written by a leading Perl instructor, provides a systematic, step-by-step, tutorial approach to learning the language. There are numerous short code examples punctuating a relaxed, informal, and precise tour of all the main features of the language. In addition, each chapter contains exercise problems, together with their solutions. Anyone who works through the book will be capable of programming with a broad and productive range of Perl features. For a comprehensive and detailed guide to advanced programming with Perl, read O'Reilly's companion book, Programming Perl. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Perl differs from many other languages. For example, it requires data typed variables to use specific symbols, and it also has a very different concept of object-orientation and... Read morePublished on September 18, 2011 by Clifford Oravec
I needed to have a book that outlined the syntax for the coding of Perl. This was an excellent book to give me the basics of Perl. Read morePublished on December 21, 2008 by Clyde Chiever
Well laid out, easy to follow for a beginner. Serious coders will need a more detailed and in depth book after completing this one.Published on November 2, 2007 by Lee Johnston
I picked this one up for a friend in an attempt to get him to stop bombarding me with perl questions. It didn't work. He just asked me more.Published on February 20, 2007 by Jesse Hires
While this may be an excellent primer for programmers who are new to Perl (I don't know), it's not the best place to start for those who are entirely new to programming, like me. Read morePublished on May 8, 2002 by Ken Zirkel
This is not one of those bloated computer books that you have to read while hunched over a keyboard, taking notes and meticulously typing out the examples. Read morePublished on January 1, 2002 by Thomas Alison
I feel this is a good book for a beginner programmer, one that is interested in having good examples, there is even a cgi programming chaper that is very useful. Read morePublished on December 10, 2001 by bc mcdaniel
I read this book as I have no previous experience in script, eventhough I know pretty well c, c++. This book is not down to earth like the 21 days book, but not advance either. Read morePublished on November 29, 2001 by L. Truong