Chapter 14. Using PostgreSQL with Perl

The Perl language has been called the “toolbox for Unix.” If you are an experienced Perl programmer, you already know three things about the language: It's extremely useful, it's notoriously difficult to master, and it gives you a new way to write completely incomprehensible code. If you are not already a Perl programmer, you should be forewarned that I won't try to teach you the basics of Perl programming in this chapter. But that doesn't mean that you won't be able to get anything useful from this chapter. If you don't already know Perl, read this chapter once without paying too much attention to the syntactical details—they won't make a lot of sense the first time through. Then, read through the client ...

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