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Sams Teach Yourself CGI in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Rafe Colburn

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Resources for Perl Programmers

So far, I’ve described three tools that can make your life easier as a Perl programmer. You might be wondering where you can find information about other tools or about the Perl language itself. In this section, I’ll discuss the built-in Perl documentation, various Web sites, and two book resources. I’ll also take a look at CPAN—the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, a huge archive of Perl modules that you can use to save yourself work.

Perl Documentation

First of all, when Perl is installed on a system, lots of documentation is installed with it. This documentation takes three forms: man pages, POD files, and HTML documentation.

Man pages are the standard online documentation on computers running UNIX. If you ...

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