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While Java gets the ink, Perl is the programming language that keeps the Internet running. No one owns Perl, so anyone can use it on every platform. Likewise, it serves many purposes, from managing web sites and CGI servers to system engineering. Peschko and DeWolfe cover just about everything imaginable, including running databases and developing modules for UNIX and NT. This is not a beginner's book but an excellent title for very advanced web managers.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Of the multitude of languages available, Perl has emerged as the language of choice for Internet programmers and Web developers who wish to build dynamically interactive sites. And Perl 5 offers programmers a battery of key tools -- including a new compiler that creates faster, more compact code. Only Perl 5 Complete delivers the complete background professional programmers need to be conversant in Perl and create the best Web sites.
This requisite sourcebook covers it all basic syntax, regular expressions, and much more. Inside Perl 5 Complete you'll find everything you need to:
if you have the patience to finish it! this book is packed with useful information with great depth, but its a bit dry and too thick for its intended purposes. Read morePublished on April 1 2003 by Ah Pui
If you are wanting to learn perl, this book will help you do that. It jumps in quickly into how to code perl, so be prepared. Read morePublished on April 29 2000 by Andrew Bishop
Review no. 25 has it wrong about the recursive function; the program on Page 151 is NOT an infinite loop. I committed an error in trying out that recursive function. Read morePublished on March 23 2000
I feel very strongly that the publishers of this book should provide an errata sheet as the sheer quantity of errors completely spoils an otherwise excellent book. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2000
I am currently using "Perl 5 Complete" as a first exposure to Perl. The problem I have with recommending the book is that many examples that I work with do not run... Read morePublished on Dec 24 1999
This book has great examples and I liked the sequence it was written in, there are a few typos but nothing the reader can't figure out, also some of the code is not explained... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 1999
EDITORS WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!! I think that the editors of this book should find another job - this book is full of typos and errors. Read morePublished on July 9 1999
Echo the same comments: + good raw material. Coverage on OO is very good, not just for Perl programmers but anyone interested in OO. One of the better intro to OO I've seen. Read morePublished on June 11 1999 by P.K.