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Higher-Order Perl: Transforming Programs with Programs

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Most Perl programmers were originally trained as C and Unix programmers, so the Perl programs that they write bear a strong resemblance to C programs. However, Perl incorporates many features that have their roots in other languages such as Lisp. These advanced features are not well understood and are rarely used by most Perl programmers, but they are very powerful. They ...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published March 28th 2005 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jack
Sep 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
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I end up using the techniques in Python more often than in Perl, there are some stupid Perl tricks but a lot of this is just good design ideas. Highly recommended to all Perl programmers.
Andrew Foote
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm having to learn Perl for work, so after reading the official Perl documentation and reading a lot of threads on perlmonks, I eventually came across this book and spent some time at work reading it. It was quite interesting and definitely a very welcome change from my usual job of doing maintenance on shoddy CRUD web apps. Unfortunately, I don't think the techniques I've learnt from this book are going to be of much use dealing with the Perl legacy system I'm having to work on, which is ...more
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[I am only going to include 10 tech books, a represtative sample]

This changed my thinking about programming; to a somewhat lesser extent - unfortunately - it improved my programming. Perl 5 needs to go the way of Perl 4.
M00nlight
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is good if you the reader have some functional programming backgrounds. Teach a lot of very useful techniques for using Perl in a functional style.
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Roger was nice enough to loan it to me for a couple months. It is heavy reading, but fascinating. I have to remind myself to play with Local Propagated Networks...
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Crammed this book in preparation for a job interview. Full of examples of applying functional programming to perl programming and has given me some ideas…
Hunter Johnson
Higher Order Perl, by Mark Jason Dominus. Loved it; not the usual rehash of Perl 101 masquerading as an "advanced" book.
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