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Perl Developer's Dictionary By Clinton Pierce

Perl Developer's Dictionary
by Clinton Pierce

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A well-organized, high-quality, comprehensive reference to the Perl language designed for experienced Perl programmers.

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Perl Developer's Dictionary by Clinton Pierce

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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About Clinton Pierce

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 or write to him at

Table of Contents


1. Basic Perl.

Getting Started. Running Perl. Basic Data Types. Data Representations. Blocks and Subroutines. Context. Plain Old Documentation. Basic Operators and Functions. String Operators. Hash and Array Operators. Pragmas and Directives.

2. Advanced Perl.

Namespaces and Packages. Advanced Subroutines. Object-Oriented Perl Programming. Additional Pragmas. Tied Variables. Miscellaneous.

3. Regular Expressions.

Basic Metacharacters and Operators. Anchors, Grouping, and Backreferences. Miscellaneous Regular Expression Operators.

4. Special Variables and Command-Line Options.

Perl Command-Line Arguments. Perl Special Variables.

5. Files and Directories.

Perl and File Systems. Filehandles. Testing and Manipulating Filehandles. Reading and Writing Filehandles. Modifying the Filesystem. Directory Handles. Miscellaneous.

6. Processes, Interprocess Communication, and Threads.

System Interaction. Signal Handling. Signal Handlers. Threads. Sockets. Process Creation/Modification. System Information. System V Interprocess Communication.

7. Standard Module Library.

Introduction to Standard Module Library.


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Perl Developer's Dictionary by Clinton Pierce
Clinton Pierce
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Pearson Education (US)
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