Perl Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) Paperback – 29 Jul 2002
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About the Author
Johan Vromans has engaged in software engineering research since 1975. Convinced of the importance of a good programming environment, he became an expert in using GNU Emacs and the Perl programming language. Recently he was instrumental in bringing the Internet to the Netherlands as a commercial activity. He currently owns his own typesetting and consulting business called Squirrel Consultancy. He can be reached at JVromans@squirrel.nl.
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However the price tag / content for this book is too high in my opinion. Around the five pounds mark would be more reasonable hence four stars.
I found this useful when I was getting to grips with Perl. I don't use the language so much now, but I still keep this book to hand as I can never remember the main command structure switches when I need them.
It's difficult to imagine a class of users who will find this book useful. If you have been using Perl for 10+ years and want to become aware of recently-introduced features (like smartmatching), the book's lists might be helpful. For anyone else, the book is really too superficial to be useful. Being a book, it's not as quick or convenient to consult as a reference card, but it doesn't have enough additional information to be worth the trouble of looking things up in it. For anything more than checking the existence or spelling of a keyword (elif? elsif? elseif?) you're going to have to look at a more detailed description anyway, so why waste time on this booklet?
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