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Perl Developer's Dictionary [Paperback]

Clinton Pierce
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July 18 2001 0672320673 978-0672320675 1

Perl Developer's Dictionary is a complete, well-organized reference to the Perl language and environment, including core syntax as well as Perl modules. Designed specifically for the experienced developer who needs a reference readily available on his or her desk to refer to on a daily basis, the book is extensively cross-referenced and indexed for optimal usability. In addition to providing a complete syntax reference for all core Perl functions, the book also provides quick access to language syntax, constructs, and other language issues. Each major section of the book is prefaced with a short introduction to provide background material on the subject at hand, and then is followed by a series of "dictionary" entries that cover exactly one topic, carefully cross-referenced and indexed with the rest of the book.


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Perl Developer's Dictionary is a complete, well-organized reference to the Perl language and environment, including core syntax as well as Perl modules. Designed specifically for the experienced developer who needs a reference readily available on his or her desk to refer to on a daily basis, the book is extensively cross-referenced and indexed for optimal usability. In addition to providing a complete syntax reference for all core Perl functions, the book also provides quick access to language syntax, constructs, and other language issues. Each major section of the book is prefaced with a short introduction to provide background material on the subject at hand, and then is followed by a series of "dictionary" entries that cover exactly one topic, carefully cross-referenced and indexed with the rest of the book.

About the Author

Clinton Pierce is a software engineer, freelance programmer, and instructor. He has programmed almost every kind of software imaginable: financial applications, games, embedded systems, device drivers, OS utilities, and all this under a dozen or so operating systems. He spends his free time preaching the gospels of Unix, Perl, and open-source software to anyone within earshot.

He's currently serving time as a Web architect for Decision Consultants in southeast Michigan. You can visit his Web site at http://geeksalad.org or write to him at clintp@geeksalad.org


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5.0 out of 5 stars For Intermediate to Advanced level users Aug. 10 2001
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In addition to providing a complete syntax reference for all core Perl functions, Clinton Pierce's Perl Developer's Dictionary also provides quick access to language syntax, constructs, and other language issues for experienced developers. Each major section of the Perl Developer's Dictionary is prefaced with a short, succinct introduction to provide background material on the subject at hand, and then is followed by a series of "dictionary" entries that cover exactly one topic, carefully cross-referenced and indexed with the rest of the book. Perl Developer's Dictionary is very highly recommended for Intermediate to Advanced level users.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Intermediate to Advanced level users Aug. 10 2001
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In addition to providing a complete syntax reference for all core Perl functions, Clinton Pierce's Perl Developer's Dictionary also provides quick access to language syntax, constructs, and other language issues for experienced developers. Each major section of the Perl Developer's Dictionary is prefaced with a short, succinct introduction to provide background material on the subject at hand, and then is followed by a series of "dictionary" entries that cover exactly one topic, carefully cross-referenced and indexed with the rest of the book. Perl Developer's Dictionary is very highly recommended for Intermediate to Advanced level users.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference and Learning Tool July 14 2007
By Leicester Dedlock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Note: Based on Perl 5.6. At the time of this review, the current version is 5.8.8.

612 Pages

Introduction - 1
Ch. 1: Basic Perl - 3
Ch. 2: Advanced Perl - 197
Ch. 3: Regular Expressions - 285
Ch. 4: Special Variables and Command Line Options - 327
Ch. 5: Files and Directories - 383
Ch. 6: Processes, Interprocess Communication, and Threads - 459
Ch. 7: Standard Module Library -537
Index - 591

This book surprised me. Given the title, I expected it to be a pure reference book, but what I got was a book that is also great for learning. The book is written with a great amount of clarity and the topics are covered extensively enough for the reader to learn the topics, but it is never too verbose. The examples are generally clear and to the point and are usually not too long. However, there were some disappointments in the Regular Expressions chapter. A few, just a few, regular expression examples matched expressions which I don't think that the author intended for them to match, but it's a minor complaint. The book also spends a nice amount of time on the Basic Perl section and it is nicely explained, so I think that those new to Perl will enjoy that section. However, I think that the object-oriented Perl section which comes a little bit later could have been better organized and written more clearly. The book also does a nice job at explaining more advanced topics in a way that they don't seem too "advanced" or difficult. Additionally, the Regular Expressions chapter was especially well-done despite the handful of examples that I previously mentioned.

Despite its title, it's not really organized like a dictionary. However, it's still great as a reference book. Just consult the index and you'll find pretty much anything that you want. However, the section on the Standard Module Library is not comprehensive in the least.

One final note: It's mostly a pure Perl book. So don't expect to learn much about related technologies including CGI (touched on, though barely). It also spends very little time (essentially none) on databases.

Flawed, but handy and well-written. It doesn't cover everything that a Perl programmer would want to know, but it does an excellent job at explaining what it does cover.
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and helpful Nov. 25 2012
By Ramesh Natarajan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book contains a very comprehensive list of Perl features and covers reasonable number of advanced topics as well. A good book to have along with the OReilly series for any serious Perl programmer.
5.0 out of 5 stars A book on the Desk Not the shelf Sept. 14 2011
By Mark R. Baker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This Book makes it easy to find information on different aspects
involving the perl language, and some in depth information
needed to develop optimum software in perl. A bit advanced and
some perl knowledge is required, but overall this book refines that
knowledge to give the perl programmer every thing they may need to know
to use the language to it full potential!
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