Learning Perl Paperback – Aug 1994
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In this smooth, carefully paced course, a leading Perl trainer teaches you to program in the language that threatens to make C, sed, awk, and the Unix shell obsolete for many tasks. This book is the "official" guide for both formal (classroom) and informal learning. It is fully accessible to the novice programmer.
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handling multi-vendor machines, and is an excellent aid to increasing their laziness by helping
replace cumbersome shell scripts with elegant programs.
This book by Randal Schwartz brings
the novice to Perl programming up to speed quite gently, and shows off the power of Perl in a
clear cut manner. As a precursor to the book "Programming Perl" by Larry Wall, the founder of
Perl, this book is very nice. It starts with the simple Hello World program, and guides
the user through the preliminary stages of Perl as it increases the capability of the program.
Another nice point is the presence of exercises at the end of each
chapter, challenging one to work out the programs and the bugs - an essential ingredient to
learning any computer language. It also helps that Randal provides answers to these exercises.
recommend this book and its companion volume, Programming Perl, very highly.
web expert with Perl being my favourite. This little, simple and
easy to read book is still my favourite, and has been borrowed
by most of my friends. This book is undoubtedly a "winner".
If Randal comes out with a new edition which covers the greatly revised version 5 I'll bump the rating up to 9.5!
professional c,c++,unix,AWK programmer
(Not to toot my horn, but to give the reader a
point of reference).
I stared reading at 10:00, an was writin' some
small programs by 11:00. It had a lot of
simple, but useful examples (I don't mind if the
author uses his/her name in examples,
Kind of makes it a little more personal)
I have read many BAD computer books.
This is not one of those. I was able to learn
from this book, and that gives it a
BUY IT in my book. (I enjoyed it)
For sanity's sake though, skip chapter 1 until after you've read through chapter 7.
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