March 8, 2012
Programming Perl, 4th Edition--New from O'Reilly Media: Unmatched power for text processing and scripting
Sebastopol, CA—Adopted as the undisputed Perl bible soon after the first edition appeared in 1991, Programming Perl (O'Reilly Media, $54.99 USD) is still the go-to guide for this highly practical language. Perl began life as a super-fueled text processing utility, but quickly evolved into a general purpose programming language that's helped hundreds of thousands of programmers, system administrators, and enthusiasts, like you, get your job done.
In this much-anticipated update to "the Camel," three renowned Perl authors cover the language up to its current version, Perl 5.14, with a preview of features in the upcoming 5.16. In a world where Unicode is increasingly essential for text processing, Perl offers the best and least painful support of any major language, smoothly integrating Unicode everywhere—including in Perl's most popular feature: regular expressions.
Important features covered by this update include:
- New keywords and syntax
- I/O layers and encodings
- New backslash escapes
- Unicode 6.0
- Unicode grapheme clusters and properties
- Named captures in regexes
- Recursive and grammatical patterns
- Expanded coverage of CPAN
- Current best practices
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Programming Perl, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By Tom Christiansen, brian d foy, Larry Wall, Jon Orwant
Print ISBN: 9780596004927
Ebook ISBN: 9781449398903
Print Price: $54.99
Ebook Price: $39.99
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