Programming Perl

Unmatched power for text processing and scripting

by Tom Christiansen, brian d foy, Larry Wall,

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  • 144932147X
  • 9780596004927
  • 9781449321475
  • 9781449321468

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
  • O'Reilly Media; February 2012
  • ISBN 9781449321475
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free EPUB or DRM-free PDF format
  • Title: Programming Perl
  • Author: Tom Christiansen; brian d foy; Larry Wall; Jon Orwant
  • Imprint: O'Reilly Media
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 144932147X
  • 9780596004927
  • 9781449321475
  • 9781449321468