Programming Perl, Fourth Edition:
by Tom Christiansen, Larry Wall, Jon Orwant

Programming Perl, Fourth Edition: <br>by Tom Christiansen, Larry Wall, Jon Orwant
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Adopted as the undisputed Perl bible soon after the first edition appeared in 1991, Programming Perl is still the go-to guide for this highly practical language. Perl began life as a super-fueled text processing utility, but quickly evolved into a general purpose programming language that’s helped hundreds of thousands of programmers, system administrators, and enthusiasts, like you, get your job done.

In this much-anticipated update to "the Camel," three renowned Perl authors cover the language up to its current version, Perl 5.14, with a preview of features in the upcoming 5.16. In a world where Unicode is increasingly essential for text processing, Perl offers the best and least painful support of any major language, smoothly integrating Unicode everywhere—including in Perl’s most popular feature: regular expressions.

Important features covered by this update include:

  • New keywords and syntax
  • I/O layers and encodings
  • New backslash escapes
  • Unicode 6.0
  • Unicode grapheme clusters and properties
  • Named captures in regexes
  • Recursive and grammatical patterns
  • Expanded coverage of CPAN
  • Current best practices


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    Publisher: O'Reilly Media
    Page Count (est.): 1131
    ISBN10: 0596004923
    ISBN13: 9780596004927
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 3/5/2012