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Publisher Oreilly & Associates Inc
Publication date September 30, 2006
Pages 704
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781600330209
ISBN-10 1600330207
Original list price $39.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: "Learning Perl, better known as "the Llama book," starts the programmer on the way to mastery. Written by three prominent members of the Perl community who each have several years of experience teaching Perl around the world, this edition has been updated to account for all the recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.8.

Perl is the language for people who want to get work done. It started as a tool for Unix system administrators who needed something powerful for small tasks. Since then, Perl has blossomed into a full-featured programming language used for web programming, database manipulation, XML processing, and system administration--on practically all platforms--while remaining the favorite tool for the small daily tasks it was designed for. You might start using Perl because you need it, but you'll continue to use it because you love it.

Informed by their years of success at teaching Perl as consultants, the authors have re-engineered the Llama to better match the pace and scope appropriate for readers getting started with Perl, while retaining the detailed discussion, thorough examples, and eclectic wit for which the Llama is famous.

The book includes new exercises and solutions so you can practice what you've learned while it's still fresh in your mind. Here are just some of the topics covered:

Perl variable types


file operations

regular expressions

text processing

strings and sorting

process management

using third party modules

If you ask Perl programmers today what book they relied on most when they were learning Perl, you'll find that an overwhelming majority will point to the Llama. With good reason. Other books mayteach you to program in Perl, but this book will turn you into a Perl programmer.

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With Tom Phoenix, Randal L. Schwartz, Brian D. Foy | 4th edition from Oreilly & Associates Inc (September 30, 2006)
9781600330209 | details & prices | 704 pages | List price $39.95
About: "Learning Perl, better known as "the Llama book," starts the programmer on the way to mastery.
With Randal L. Schwartz | from Oreilly & Associates Inc (September 1, 1993)
9781565920422 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Learning Perl is designed for those who seek a rapid working knowledge of Perl.

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