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Pro Perl 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Perl programming language. It covers the fundamentals of values and variables through regular expressions and file handling to writing modules, object oriented programming, and process/thread management. Advanced topics include the internals of the Perl interpreter and integrating Perl and C. Every aspect of the language is examined, with examples for Perl 5.8 and notes for earlier versions.

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Now in its second edition, with updated content and brand new chapters, this book presents a complete guide to Perl. It is densley packed with information aimed at the professional Perl programmer and is not suitable to beginners. For an introductory book to the Perl programming language, see Beginning Perl.

This book was previously available as "Professional Perl Programming" (1st edition).


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Interviews and Miscellaneous

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