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 Mark Jason Dominus - Morgan Kaufmann
Perl incorporates many advanced features that are not well understood and are rarely used by most Perl programmers, but they are very powerful. One of these techniques is writing functions that manufacture or modify other functions.
by Allen B. Downey - Green Tea Press
The book for people who already know how to program in another language, but don't know Perl. It gets through the basics as quickly as possible, the emphasis is on good programming style in Perl. Object-oriented programming is the center of focus.
by Geoffrey Sampson - BookBoon
Contents: Introduction; Getting started; Data types; Operators; Branches; Program layout; Built-in functions; Loops; Reading from a file; Pattern matching; Writing to a file; Arrays; Lists; Scalar versus list context; Two-dimensional tables; etc.
by Jonathan S. Duff, et al.
This book is primarily for people who want to learn Perl 6. It teaches the basics from a Perl 6 perspective, touching on variable interpolation, datastructure use, object construction, threads, closures, symbol tables, and other core features.