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Title:
Perl cookbook
Author:
Christiansen, Tom.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxxiv, 927 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Solutions & expamples for Perl programmers"--Cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780596003135
Format :
Book

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Summary

Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy of Perl Cookbook nearby. Perl Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in Perl. The book contains hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" and thousands of examples ranging from brief one-liners to complete applications.The second edition of Perl Cookbook has been fully updated for Perl 5.8, with extensive changes for Unicode support, I/O layers, mod_perl, and new technologies that have emerged since the previous edition of the book. Recipes have been updated to include the latest modules. New recipes have been added to every chapter of the book, and some chapters have almost doubled in size.Covered topic areas include:

Manipulating strings, numbers, dates, arrays, and hashes Pattern matching and text substitutions References, data structures, objects, and classes Signals and exceptions Screen addressing, menus, and graphical applications Managing other processes Writing secure scripts Client-server programming Internet applications programming with mail, news, ftp, and telnet CGI and mod_perl programming Web programming Since its first release in 1998, Perl Cookbook has earned its place in the libraries of serious Perl users of all levels of expertise by providing practical answers, code examples, and mini-tutorials addressing the challenges that programmers face. Now the second edition of this bestselling book is ready to earn its place among the ranks of favorite Perl books as well.Whether you're a novice or veteran Perl programmer, you'll find Perl Cookbook , 2nd Edition to be one of the most useful books on Perl available. Its comfortable discussion style and accurate attention to detail cover just about any topic you'd want to know about. You can get by without having this book in your library, but once you've tried a few of the recipes, you won't want to.


Author Notes

Tom Christiansen is a freelance consultant specializing in Perl training and writing. After working for several years for TSR Hobbies (of Dungeons and Dragons fame), he set off for college where he spent a year in Spain and five in America, dabbling in music, linguistics, programming, and some half-dozen different spoken languages. Tom finally escaped UW-Madison with B.A.s in Spanish and computer science and an M.S. in computer science. He then spent five years at Convex as a jack-of-all-trades working on everything from system administration to utility and kernel development, with customer support and training thrown in for good measure. Tom also served two terms on the USENIX Association Board of directors. With over fifteen years' experience in UNIX system administration and programming, Tom presents seminars internationally. Living in the foothills above Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by mule deer, skunks, and the occasional mountain lion and black bear, Tom takes summers off for hiking, hacking, birding, music making, and gaming.

Nathan Torkington is a banjo player, father, and husband. His crimes in the computing community include: coauthor of the Perl Cookbook, editor for O'Reilly and Associates, content coordinator for the Open Source Convention and Perl Conference, and project manager for perl6.


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Library Journal Review

Perl is probably the language holding together more web sites than any other. It is not the fastest or the most elegant, but it can slurp text as no other language can‘and it is free. This is an invaluable book for all levels of Perl programmers, from novice to advanced. It contains great working examples of Perl code to do everything from data structures and string matching to reading files and using libraries to CGI programming and programming Internet applications. Highly recommended for all libraries; serious web collections should consider two copies. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xix
Prefacep. xxi
1. Stringsp. 1
2. Numbersp. 59
3. Dates and Timesp. 90
4. Arraysp. 110
5. Hashesp. 150
6. Pattern Matchingp. 179
7. File Accessp. 239
8. File Contentsp. 300
9. Directoriesp. 346
10. Subroutinesp. 373
11. References and Recordsp. 407
12. Packages, Libraries, and Modulesp. 444
13. Classes, Objects, and Tiesp. 498
14. Database Accessp. 548
15. Interactivityp. 583
16. Process Management and Communicationp. 622
17. Socketsp. 672
18. Internet Servicesp. 719
19. CGI Programmingp. 756
20. Web Automationp. 792
21. mod_perlp. 829
22. XMLp. 863
Indexp. 897