The Perl Cookbook contains thousands upon thousands of examples ranging from brief one-liners to complete applications. Covered topic areas spread across nearly four hundred separate "recipes," including:
Manipulation of strings, numbers, dates, arrays, and hashesReading, writing, and updating text and binary filesPattern matching and text substitutionsSubroutines, libraries, and modulesReferences, data structures, objects, and classesSignals and exceptionsAccessing text, hashes, and SQL databasesScreen addressing, menus, and graphical applicationsManaging other processesWriting secure scriptsClient-server programmingInternet applications programming with mail, news, ftp, and telnet
These recipes were rigorously reviewed by scores of the best minds inside and outside Perl, foremost of which was Larry Wall, the creator of Perl himself.
The Perl Cookbook is written by Tom Christiansen, Perl evangelist and coauthor of the bestselling Programming Perl and Learning Perl; and Nathan Torkington, Perl trainer and co-maintainer of the Perl Frequently Asked Questions list....Continua