by Clinton Pierce
Perl Developer's Dictionary
Sams, July, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 612 pages.
Experienced Perl programmers often find themselves referencing online code libraries and looking up functions, constructs or syntax. This books helps Perl programmers keep some of the coding information they need readily accessible. The well-organized book provides reference information about Perl syntax, language and code. For example, if you look up the length function, the book provides a description, instruction and sample code showing how the function is used. The book begins with two chapters summarizing and explaining basic and advanced Perl programming concepts, and then moves onto specific chapters covering expressions, special variables, command-line options, files, directories, processes and threads. The book also contains the Standard Module Library, which has information about modules that come with Perl. Perl programmers will love this book that allows them to to easily refresh their memories about how to solve a specific Perl problem or look-up a function or module. Highly recommended.
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This review was published in the September, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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