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Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days, Second Edition by Rafe Colburn, Laura Lemay

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Workshop

The workshop section, part of each chapter, has two parts:

  • A Quiz, to make sure you've understood the concepts I covered in this chapter

  • Exercises, so you can work with Perl on your own and gain experience actually using what you've learned.

Answers to both the quiz and exercise questions are shown below.

Quiz

1:What does Perl stand for? What does it mean?
A1: Perl stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. That means it's a language for extracting things from files and creating reports on those things. The practical part means it's a useful language for these sorts of tasks.
2:Who wrote Perl originally? Who maintains it now?
A2: Larry Wall is the original author of Perl and continues to be intimately involved with its development. ...

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