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" . . . well written, informative, thought provoking . . . will be as relevant five years from now as it is today. . . . buy [one]." -- Dr. Dobbs Journal
"A very good resource for programmers who want to learn more about data parsing, data filters, and data conversion..." -- ACM Computing Reviews
"I found the sample problems and the author's solutions to be very well done. I especially liked the design tips..." -- Pikes Peak Perl Mongers
"Well worth the price, and a good starting point for more advanced forays." -- Use.Perl.com
the chapters are concise, the coverage is comprehensive, and the examples are plentiful and relevant. -- Web Techniques Magazine
This book isn't about arcane corners of Perl theory. It's about how to write Perl programs that perform the "simple" task of converting data from one format to... Read morePublished on July 2 2002 by Sean Burke
After reading this book I rewrote a pretty massive postscript pasrsing and munging system that I was having a lot of trouble with and felt like I did it the _right_ way. Read morePublished on July 24 2001 by Robert J. Monn
I was hoping this book would provide some valuable routines for processing data, but instead it has proved virtually useless in my day to day job as a UNIX data center... Read morePublished on June 11 2001
I was perusing the shelves at my local bookstore, when this title jumped out and grabbed me. Not only is it a unique and interesting title (Something uncommon for computer books),... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2001 by Adam Sroka