Perl Pocket Reference, 5th Edition

If you have a Perl programming question, you’ll find the answer quickly in this handy, easy-to-use quick reference. The Perl Pocket Reference condenses and organizes stacks of documentation down to the most essential facts, so you can find what you need in a heartbeat.

Updated for Perl 5.14, the 5th edition provides a summary of Perl syntax rules and a complete list of operators, built-in functions, and other features. It’s the perfect companion to O’Reilly’s authoritative and in-depth Perl programming books, including Learning Perl, Programming Perl, and the Perl Cookbook.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Perl Pocket Reference
Section 1.1. Perl 5.14.1
Section 1.2. Conventions used in this book
Section 1.3. Features
Section 1.4. Syntax
Section 1.5. Embedded Documentation
Section 1.6. Data Types
Section 1.7. Quotes and Interpolation
Section 1.8. Literal Values
Section 1.9. Variables
Section 1.10. Context
Section 1.11. Operators and Precedence
Section 1.12. Statements
Section 1.13. Packages and Modules
Section 1.14. Pragmatic Modules
Section 1.15. Subroutines
Section 1.16. Special Subroutines
Section 1.17. Object-Oriented Programming
Section 1.18. Special Classes
Section 1.19. Arithmetic Functions
Section 1.20. Conversion Functions
Section 1.21. Structure Conversion
Section 1.22. String Functions
Section 1.23. Array and List Functions
Section 1.24. Hash Functions
Section 1.25. Smartmatching
Section 1.26. Regular Expression Patterns
Section 1.27. Search and Replace Functions
Section 1.28. File Operations
Section 1.29. File Test Operators
Section 1.30. Input and Output
Section 1.31. Formatted Printing
Section 1.32. Formats
Section 1.33. Directory Reading Routines
Section 1.34. System Interaction
Section 1.35. Networking
Section 1.36. System V IPC
Section 1.37. Miscellaneous
Section 1.38. Tying Variables
Section 1.39. Information from System Databases
Section 1.40. Special Variables
Section 1.41. Special Arrays
Section 1.42. Special Hashes
Section 1.43. Environment Variables
Section 1.44. Threads

Appendix A. Command-Line Options
Section A.1. PERL5OPT
Section A.2. #!

Appendix B. The Perl Debugger

Appendix C. Perl Links
Section C.1. Organizational
Section C.2. Sources, documentation, support
Section C.3. News, blogs, publications
Section C.4. Platforms, distributions

About the Author
Johan Vromans has engaged in software engineering research since 1975. Convinced of the importance of a good programming environment, he became an expert in using GNU Emacs and the Perl programming language. Recently he was instrumental in bringing the Internet to the Netherlands as a commercial activity. He currently owns his own typesetting and consulting business called Squirrel Consultancy. He can be reached at [email protected].

Book Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 5th Edition (July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449303706
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449303709
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