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Programming Perl [Library Binding]

Larry Wall , Tom Christiansen , Jon Orwant
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Table of Contents

Preface; The Pursuit of Happiness; What’s New in This Edition; The Standard Distribution; Online Documentation; Offline Documentation; Additional Resources; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Acknowledgments; Safari® Books Online; We’d Like to Hear from You; Part I: Overview; Chapter 1: An Overview of Perl; 1.1 Getting Started; 1.2 Natural and Artificial Languages; 1.3 An Average Example; 1.4 Filehandles; 1.5 Operators; 1.6 Control Structures; 1.7 Regular Expressions; 1.8 List Processing; 1.9 What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You (Much); Part II: The Gory Details; Chapter 2: Bits and Pieces; 2.1 Atoms; 2.2 Molecules; 2.3 Built-in Data Types; 2.4 Variables; 2.5 Names; 2.6 Scalar Values; 2.7 Context; 2.8 List Values and Arrays; 2.9 Hashes; 2.10 Typeglobs and Filehandles; 2.11 Input Operators; Chapter 3: Unary and Binary Operators; 3.1 Terms and List Operators (Leftward); 3.2 The Arrow Operator; 3.3 Autoincrement and Autodecrement; 3.4 Exponentiation; 3.5 Ideographic Unary Operators; 3.6 Binding Operators; 3.7 Multiplicative Operators; 3.8 Additive Operators; 3.9 Shift Operators; 3.10 Named Unary and File Test Operators; 3.11 Relational Operators; 3.12 Equality Operators; 3.13 Smartmatch Operator; 3.14 Bitwise Operators; 3.15 C-Style Logical (Short-Circuit) Operators; 3.16 Range Operators; 3.17 Conditional Operator; 3.18 Assignment Operators; 3.19 Comma Operators; 3.20 List Operators (Rightward); 3.21 Logical and, or, not, and xor; 3.22 C Operators Missing from Perl; Chapter 4: Statements and Declarations; 4.1 Simple Statements; 4.2 Compound Statements; 4.3 if and unless Statements; 4.4 The given Statement; 4.5 Loop Statements; 4.6 The goto Operator; 4.7 Paleolithic Perl Case Structures; 4.8 The Ellipsis Statement; 4.9 Global Declarations; 4.10 Scoped Declarations; 4.11 Pragmas; Chapter 5: Pattern Matching; 5.1 The Regular Expression Bestiary; 5.2 Pattern-Matching Operators; 5.3 Metacharacters and Metasymbols; 5.4 Character Classes; 5.5 Quantifiers; 5.6 Positions; 5.7 Grouping and Capturing; 5.8 Alternation; 5.9 Staying in Control; 5.10 Fancy Patterns; Chapter 6: Unicode; 6.1 Show, Don’t Tell; 6.2 Getting at Unicode Data; 6.3 A Case of Mistaken Identity; 6.4 Graphemes and Normalization; 6.5 Comparing and Sorting Unicode Text; 6.6 More Goodies; 6.7 References; Chapter 7: Subroutines; 7.1 Syntax; 7.2 Semantics; 7.3 Passing References; 7.4 Prototypes; 7.5 Subroutine Attributes; Chapter 8: References; 8.1 What Is a Reference?; 8.2 Creating References; 8.3 Using Hard References; 8.4 Symbolic References; 8.5 Braces, Brackets, and Quoting; Chapter 9: Data Structures; 9.1 Arrays of Arrays; 9.2 Hashes of Arrays; 9.3 Arrays of Hashes; 9.4 Hashes of Hashes; 9.5 Hashes of Functions; 9.6 More Elaborate Records; 9.7 Saving Data Structures; Chapter 10: Packages; 10.1 Symbol Tables; 10.2 Qualified Names; 10.3 The Default Package; 10.4 Changing the Package; 10.5 Autoloading; Chapter 11: Modules; 11.1 Loading Modules; 11.2 Unloading Modules; 11.3 Creating Modules; 11.4 Overriding Built-in Functions; Chapter 12: Objects; 12.1 Brief Refresher on Object-Oriented Lingo; 12.2 Perl’s Object System; 12.3 Method Invocation; 12.4 Object Construction; 12.5 Class Inheritance; 12.6 Instance Destructors; 12.7 Managing Instance Data; 12.8 Managing Class Data; 12.9 The Moose in the Room; 12.10 Summary; Chapter 13: Overloading; 13.1 The overload Pragma; 13.2 Overload Handlers; 13.3 Overloadable Operators; 13.4 The Copy Constructor (=); 13.5 When an Overload Handler Is Missing (nomethod and fallback); 13.6 Overloading Constants; 13.7 Public Overload Functions; 13.8 Inheritance and Overloading; 13.9 Runtime Overloading; 13.10 Overloading Diagnostics; Chapter 14: Tied Variables; 14.1 Tying Scalars; 14.2 Tying Arrays; 14.3 Tying Hashes; 14.4 Tying Filehandles; 14.5 A Subtle Untying Trap; 14.6 Tie Modules on CPAN; Part III: Perl as Technology; Chapter 15: Interprocess Communication; 15.1 Signals; 15.2 Files; 15.3 Pipes; 15.4 System V IPC; 15.5 Sockets; Chapter 16: Compiling; 16.1 The Life Cycle of a Perl Program; 16.2 Compiling Your Code; 16.3 Executing Your Code; 16.4 Compiler Backends; 16.5 Code Generators; 16.6 Code Development Tools; 16.7 Avant-Garde Compiler, Retro Interpreter; Chapter 17: The Command-Line Interface; 17.1 Command Processing; 17.2 Environment Variables; Chapter 18: The Perl Debugger; 18.1 Using the Debugger; 18.2 Debugger Commands; 18.3 Debugger Customization; 18.4 Unattended Execution; 18.5 Debugger Support; 18.6 Profiling Perl; Chapter 19: CPAN; 19.1 History; 19.2 A Tour of the Repository; 19.3 The CPAN Ecosystem; 19.4 Installing CPAN Modules; 19.5 Creating CPAN Distributions; Part IV: Perl as Culture; Chapter 20: Security; 20.1 Handling Insecure Data; 20.2 Handling Timing Glitches; 20.3 Handling Insecure Code; Chapter 21: Common Practices; 21.1 Common Goofs for Novices; 21.2 Efficiency; 21.3 Programming with Style; 21.4 Fluent Perl; 21.5 Program Generation; Chapter 22: Portable Perl; 22.1 Newlines; 22.2 Endianness and Number Width; 22.3 Files and Filesystems; 22.4 System Interaction; 22.5 Interprocess Communication (IPC); 22.6 External Subroutines (XS); 22.7 Standard Modules; 22.8 Dates and Times; 22.9 Internationalization; 22.10 Style; Chapter 23: Plain Old Documentation; 23.1 Pod in a Nutshell; 23.2 Pod Translators and Modules; 23.3 Writing Your Own Pod Tools; 23.4 Pod Pitfalls; 23.5 Documenting Your Perl Programs; Chapter 24: Perl Culture; 24.1 History Made Practical; 24.2 Perl Poetry; 24.3 Virtues of the Perl Programmer; 24.4 Events; 24.5 Getting Help; Part V: Reference Material; Chapter 25: Special Names; 25.1 Special Names Grouped by Type; 25.2 Special Variables in Alphabetical Order; Chapter 26: Formats; 26.1 String Formats; 26.2 Binary Formats; 26.3 Picture Formats; Chapter 27: Functions; 27.1 Perl Functions by Category; 27.2 Perl Functions in Alphabetical Order; Chapter 28: The Standard Perl Library; 28.1 Library Science; 28.2 A Tour of the Perl Library; Chapter 29: Pragmatic Modules; 29.1 attributes; 29.2 autodie; 29.3 autouse; 29.4 base; 29.5 bigint; 29.6 bignum; 29.7 bigrat; 29.8 blib; 29.9 bytes; 29.10 charnames; 29.11 constant; 29.12 deprecate; 29.13 diagnostics; 29.14 encoding; 29.15 feature; 29.16 fields; 29.17 filetest; 29.18 if; 29.19 inc::latest; 29.20 integer; 29.21 less; 29.22 lib; 29.23 locale; 29.24 mro; 29.25 open; 29.26 ops; 29.27 overload; 29.28 overloading; 29.29 parent; 29.30 re; 29.31 sigtrap; 29.32 sort; 29.33 strict; 29.34 subs; 29.35 threads; 29.36 utf8; 29.37 vars; 29.38 version; 29.39 vmsish; 29.40 warnings; 29.41 User-Defined Pragmas; Index of Perl Modules in This Book; Colophon;

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