by Simon Cozens, Peter Wainwright
Publisher: Wrox Press 2000
Number of pages: 700
Perl is an immensely popular scripting language that combines the best features of C, key UNIX utilities and a powerful use of regular expressions. It has a wide range of uses beyond simple text processing and is commonly used for web programming - creating and parsing CGI forms, validating HTML syntax and hyperlinks - as well as e-mail and Usenet news filtering. Perl is increasingly the system administrator's scripting language of choice and is used for file and directory manipulation, database access and a whole range of daily system operator chores.
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by Simon Cozens - NetThink
A three-hour course which provides a hands-on introduction to how the perl interpreter works internally, how to go about testing and fixing bugs in the interpreter, and what the internals are likely to look like in the future of Perl, Perl 6.
Perl 6 is the sixth edition of the Perl programming language, representing a major backwards-incompatible rewrite of the language. This online book is going to introduce the reader to the Perl 6 language and its many features.
by Nick Parlante - Stanford University
An introduction to the main features of the Perl language. It's intended for people who know some programming but need an introduction to Perl. Topics: scalar variables, strings, arrays, hash tables, file input and output, regular expressions, etc.
by Bradley M. Kuhn - ebb.org
The material covered in this book is designed to prepare the reader to enter the world of Perl programming. This book covers the basic data and control structures of Perl, as well as the philosophies behind Perl programming.