There were many Items that we couldn’t fit into the other chapters, and as with many of the other Items, they are worthy topics that each could deserve much longer treatments. There’s no shame in being shepherded into the miscellaneous chapter; some of these are ideas for future chapters. Other items are isolated topics that might be powerful techniques despite their uniqueness. Either way, we think they are important to know.
Sometimes Perl suffers from its own success. It comes with just about every version of operating systems with UNIX or Linux heritages, including Mac OS X. Many of these systems use Perl as part of their normal operation or provide
perl as packages. Even then, ...