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Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy of Perl Cookbook nearby. Perl Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in Perl. The book contains hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" and thousands of examples ranging from brief one-liners to complete applications.The second edition of Perl Cookboo ...more
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 927 pages
Published August 31st 2003 by O'Reilly Media (first published August 1st 1998)
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James Swenson
May 15, 2012 James Swenson rated it it was amazing
This is invaluable: 900 pages of wheels that I don't have to reinvent, with tons of code samples that actually work. Perfect, especially, for the self-taught programmer who needs to get a lot of text reformatted fast.

One nice feature is that the authors often point the reader to pre-existing modules: otherwise, how would I know to look for them?
Ed
Feb 05, 2009 Ed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish every language I have ever used had a Cookbook like this one. If you know and love PERL, then you will love this book. It has clear examples of almost anything you could ever want to do with PERL. I didn't read it in order, but over the years I'm sure I read 90% of this cookbook. I got this as a Christmas Gift December 1998 while I was working at my first Internet startup company, e-Markets.
Dave Peticolas

If you only use Perl occasionaly, this is a fantastic book. It is organized using "recipes" for accomplishing common tasks, so when you get stuck, you can look up the operation you are trying to implement.

Jerry W Stachowski
Jan 23, 2016 Jerry W Stachowski rated it it was amazing
This is a great way to get more familiar with Perl. Not as good as taking a class from Tom, but I've been known to browse this book and write test programs
Jerry
Dec 29, 2012 Jerry added it
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It's been years since I read this, but it's definitely worth a re-read.
Caleb Clark
Aug 29, 2012 Caleb Clark rated it it was amazing
This is a must have for any perl coder. Not the best for introductory learning, but essential once the basics are out of the way.
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