Effective Perl Programming, Second Edition: Ways to Write Better, More Idiomatic Perl
by Joseph N. Hall, Joshua A. McAdams, brian d foy

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The Classic Guide to Solving Real-World Problems with Perl---Now Fully Updated for Perl 5 and Today’s Best Idioms!

For years, experienced programmers have relied on Effective Perl Programming to discover better ways to solve problems with Perl. Now, in this long-awaited second edition, three renowned Perl programmers bring together today’s best idioms, techniques, and examples: everything you need to write more powerful, fluent, expressive, and succinct code with Perl 5.

Nearly twice the size of the first edition, Effective Perl Programming, Second Edition, offers everything from simple tips to full-fledged solutions, rules of thumb to common pitfalls and how to avoid them. You won’t just learn the right ways to use Perl: you’ll learn why these approaches work so well.

New coverage in this edition includes

  • Reorganized and expanded material spanning twelve years of Perl evolution
  • Eight new chapters on CPAN, databases, distributions, files and filehandles, production Perl, testing, Unicode, and warnings
  • Updates for Perl 5.12, the latest version of Perl
  • Systematically updated examples reflecting today’s best idioms

    You’ll learn how to work with strings, numbers, lists, arrays, strictures, namespaces, regular expressions, subroutines, references, distributions, inline code, warnings, Perl::Tidy, data munging, Perl one-liners, and a whole lot more. Every technique is organized in the same Items format that helped make the first edition so convenient and popular.

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    Publisher: Addison-Wesley
    Page Count (est.): 473
    ISBN10: 0321496949
    ISBN13: 9780321496942
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 4/22/2010