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Perl in a nutshell : a desktop quick reference
Siever, Ellen.
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Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, [1999]

Physical Description:
xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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Perl in a Nutshell is a comprehensive reference guide to the Perl programming language. This book covers all the core features of the language. It ranges widely through the Perl programmer's universe, gathering together in convenient form a wealth of information about Perl itself and its application to CGI scripts, network programming, database interaction, and graphical user interfaces. It also gives detailed coverage about using Perl within a Win32 environment.This book assembles more information about the language in one place than any other reference work. Here are just some of the topics covered in the book:

Basic language reference Introduction to using Perl modules Perl and CGI: CGI basics,, mod_perl DBI, the database-independent API for Perl Sockets programming in Perl LWP, the library for World Wide Web programming in Perl The Net::* modules As part of the successful "in a Nutshell" series of books from O'Reilly & Associates, Perl in a Nutshell is for readers who want a single reference for all their needs.

Author Notes

Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she co-authored Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun.

Stephen Spainhour co-authored Webmaster in a Nutshell, Perl in a Nutshell, 1st Edition, and contributed to many other OReilly titles. He is an avid fan of professional tennis, and when hes not checking for tennis scores on the Web, he enjoys cooking, electronic music, troubleshooting his home-built PC, and watching too much television.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Chapter 1 Introduction to Perl
Chapter 2 Installing Perl
Language Basics
Chapter 3 The Perl Interpreter
Chapter 4 The Perl Language
Chapter 5 Function Reference
Chapter 6 Debugging
Chapter 7 Packages, Modules, and Objects
Chapter 8 Standard Modules
Chapter 9 CGI Overview
Chapter 10 The Module
Chapter 11 Web Server Programming with mod_perl
Chapter 12 Databases and Perl
Network Programming
Chapter 13 Sockets
Chapter 14 Email Connectivity
Chapter 15 Usenet News
Chapter 16 FTP
Chapter 17 The LWP Library
Chapter 18 Perl/Tk
Chapter 19 Win32 Modules and Extensions
Chapter 20 PerlScript