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Programming Perl [Paperback]

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; Acknowledgments; 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 Bitwise Operators; 3.14 C-Style Logical (Short-Circuit) Operators; 3.15 Range Operator; 3.16 Conditional Operator; 3.17 Assignment Operators; 3.18 Comma Operators; 3.19 List Operators (Rightward); 3.20 Logical and, or, not, and xor; 3.21 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 Loop Statements; 4.5 Bare Blocks; 4.6 goto; 4.7 Global Declarations; 4.8 Scoped Declarations; 4.9 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 Capturing and Clustering; 5.8 Alternation; 5.9 Staying in Control; 5.10 Fancy Patterns; Chapter 6: Subroutines; 6.1 Syntax; 6.2 Semantics; 6.3 Passing References; 6.4 Prototypes; 6.5 Subroutine Attributes; Chapter 7: Formats; 7.1 Format Variables; 7.2 Footers; 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 Autoloading; Chapter 11: Modules; 11.1 Using Modules; 11.2 Creating Modules; 11.3 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 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 Run-Time 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: Unicode; 15.1 Building Character; 15.2 Effects of Character Semantics; 15.3 Caveats; Chapter 16: Interprocess Communication; 16.1 Signals; 16.2 Files; 16.3 Pipes; 16.4 System V IPC; 16.5 Sockets; Chapter 17: Threads; 17.1 The Process Model; 17.2 The Thread Model; Chapter 18: Compiling; 18.1 The Life Cycle of a Perl Program; 18.2 Compiling Your Code; 18.3 Executing Your Code; 18.4 Compiler Backends; 18.5 Code Generators; 18.6 Code Development Tools; 18.7 Avant-Garde Compiler, Retro Interpreter; Chapter 19: The Command-Line Interface; 19.1 Command Processing; 19.2 Environment Variables; Chapter 20: The Perl Debugger; 20.1 Using the Debugger; 20.2 Debugger Commands; 20.3 Debugger Customization; 20.4 Unattended Execution; 20.5 Debugger Support; 20.6 The Perl Profiler; Chapter 21: Internals and Externals; 21.1 How Perl Works; 21.2 Internal Data Types; 21.3 Extending Perl (Using C from Perl); 21.4 Embedding Perl (Using Perl from C); 21.5 The Moral of the Story; Part IV: Perl as Culture; Chapter 22: CPAN; 22.1 The CPAN modules Directory; 22.2 Using CPAN Modules; 22.3 Creating CPAN Modules; Chapter 23: Security; 23.1 Handling Insecure Data; 23.2 Handling Timing Glitches; 23.3 Handling Insecure Code; Chapter 24: Common Practices; 24.1 Common Goofs for Novices; 24.2 Efficiency; 24.3 Programming with Style; 24.4 Fluent Perl; 24.5 Program Generation; Chapter 25: Portable Perl; 25.1 Newlines; 25.2 Endianness and Number Width; 25.3 Files and Filesystems; 25.4 System Interaction; 25.5 Interprocess Communication (IPC); 25.6 External Subroutines (XS); 25.7 Standard Modules; 25.8 Dates and Times; 25.9 Internationalization; 25.10 Style; Chapter 26: Plain Old Documentation; 26.1 Pod in a Nutshell; 26.2 Pod Translators and Modules; 26.3 Writing Your Own Pod Tools; 26.4 Pod Pitfalls; 26.5 Documenting Your Perl Programs; Chapter 27: Perl Culture; 27.1 History Made Practical; 27.2 Perl Poetry; Part V: Reference Material; Chapter 28: Special Names; 28.1 Special Names Grouped by Type; 28.2 Special Variables in Alphabetical Order; Chapter 29: Functions; 29.1 Perl Functions by Category; 29.2 Perl Functions in Alphabetical Order; Chapter 30: The Standard Perl Library; 30.1 Library Science; 30.2 A Tour of the Perl Library; Chapter 31: Pragmatic Modules; 31.1 use attributes; 31.2 use autouse; 31.3 use base; 31.4 use blib; 31.5 use bytes; 31.6 use charnames; 31.7 use constant; 31.8 use diagnostics; 31.9 use fields; 31.10 use filetest; 31.11 use integer; 31.12 use less; 31.13 use lib; 31.14 use locale; 31.15 use open; 31.16 use overload; 31.17 use re; 31.18 use sigtrap; 31.19 use strict; 31.20 use subs; 31.21 use vars; 31.22 use warnings; Chapter 32: Standard Modules; 32.1 Listings by Type; 32.2 Benchmark; 32.3 Carp; 32.4 CGI; 32.5 CGI::Carp; 32.6 Class::Struct; 32.7 Config; 32.8 CPAN; 32.9 Cwd; 32.10 Data::Dumper; 32.11 DB_File; 32.12 Dumpvalue; 32.13 English; 32.14 Errno; 32.15 Exporter; 32.16 Fatal; 32.17 Fcntl; 32.18 File::Basename; 32.19 File::Compare; 32.20 File::Copy; 32.21 File::Find; 32.22 File::Glob; 32.23 File::Spec; 32.24 File::stat; 32.25 File::Temp; 32.26 FileHandle; 32.27 Getopt::Long; 32.28 Getopt::Std; 32.29 IO::Socket; 32.30 IPC::Open2; 32.31 IPC::Open3; 32.32 Math::BigInt; 32.33 Math::Complex; 32.34 Math::Trig; 32.35 Net::hostent; 32.36 POSIX; 32.37 Safe; 32.38 Socket; 32.39 Symbol; 32.40 Sys::Hostname; 32.41 Sys::Syslog; 32.42 Term::Cap; 32.43 Text::Wrap; 32.44 Time::Local; 32.45 Time::localtime; 32.46 User::grent; 32.47 User::pwent; Chapter 33: Diagnostic Messages; Colophon;|

  • Preface
  • Part I: Overview
    • Chapter 1: An Overview of Perl
  • Part II: The Gory Details
    • Chapter 2: Bits and Pieces
    • Chapter 3: Unary and Binary Operators
    • Chapter 4: Statements and Declarations
    • Chapter 5: Pattern Matching
    • Chapter 6: Subroutines
    • Chapter 7: Formats
    • Chapter 8: References
    • Chapter 9: Data Structures
    • Chapter 10: Packages
    • Chapter 11: Modules
    • Chapter 12: Objects
    • Chapter 13: Overloading
    • Chapter 14: Tied Variables
  • Part III: Perl as Technology
    • Chapter 15: Unicode
    • Chapter 16: Interprocess Communication
    • Chapter 17: Threads
    • Chapter 18: Compiling
    • Chapter 19: The Command-Line Interface
    • Chapter 20: The Perl Debugger
    • Chapter 21: Internals and Externals
  • Part IV: Perl as Culture
    • Chapter 22: CPAN
    • Chapter 23: Security
    • Chapter 24: Common Practices
    • Chapter 25: Portable Perl
    • Chapter 26: Plain Old Documentation
    • Chapter 27: Perl Culture
  • Part V: Reference Material
    • Chapter 28: Special Names
    • Chapter 29: Functions
    • Chapter 30: The Standard Perl Library
    • Chapter 31: Pragmatic Modules
    • Chapter 32: Standard Modules
    • Chapter 33: Diagnostic Messages
  • Colophon

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