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Intermediate Perl

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Perl is a versatile, powerful programming language used in a variety of disciplines, ranging from system administration to web programming to database manipulation. One slogan of Perl is that it makes easy things easy and hard things possible. "Intermediate Perl" is about making the leap from the easy things to the hard ones.

Originally released in 2003 as "Learning Perl Ob
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 18th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published June 9th 2003)
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Feb 22, 2014 Graham rated it really liked it
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Aside from regular expressions references are probably the biggest source of curlies, angle brackets, forward-slashes, and dollar signs in Perl programs. The view becomes clearer when you understand what these mean.

The author also understands the importance of avoiding for loops. He's absolutely correct that this is one of the things that distinguishes the better programmers. I was spending too much time each day setting up and figuring out how to apply for loops to various problems. Commands li
Mar 17, 2012 Jo rated it liked it
This is a useful book - it explains _why_ you might want to do the things that Programming Perl documents. There are only two drawbacks: firstly, the usual O'Reilly sexism, and secondly, the incredibly intrusive Gilligan's Island thing. It's a programmer's privilege to choose their own examples, but RLS has forgotten that the purpose of examples is to illuminate. This is a supposed to be a Perl manual with examples, not 'Randy's Affectionate Tribute to Gilligan's Island With The Odd Reference to ...more
Jul 13, 2013 Nathan rated it liked it
This book presented good coverage of objects, modules, packages & CPAN. I'd read this all the way through to get a taste of the concepts covered. Then come back to it as a reference when needed.
Alexander Karelas
Excellent introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in Perl. With good examples based on a story, and perfect explanations. Recommended.
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