by brian d foy
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2007
Number of pages: 346
This is the third in O'Reilly's series of landmark Perl tutorials. Mastering Perl pulls everything together to show you how to bend Perl to your will. It conveys Perl's special models and programming idioms. This book isn't a collection of clever tricks, but a way of thinking about Perl programming so you can integrate the real-life problems of debugging, maintenance, configuration, and other tasks you encounter as a working programmer.
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