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Perl Cookbook, Second Edition

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  590 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Book by Christiansen, Tom, Torkington, Nathan
Paperback, 968 pages
Published August 28th 2003 by O'Reilly Media (first published August 1st 1998)
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James Swenson
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?
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.

Caleb Clark
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.
While I don't recommend doing anything in Perl, this was a great book back in the day.
Jerry Stephens
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It's been years since I read this, but it's definitely worth a re-read.
Another one from my old library in the 1990s I want to replace today.
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