Perl for Beginners
by Geoffrey Sampson
Publisher: BookBoon 2010
Number of pages: 120
Contents: Introduction; Getting started; Data types; Operators; Flow of control: branches; Program layout; Built-in functions; Flow of control: loops; Reading from a file; Pattern matching; Writing to a file; Arrays; Lists; Scalar versus list context; Two-dimensional tables; User-defined functions; Hash tables; Formatted printing; Built-in variables; The debugger.
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