Learning Perl (Nutshell Handbooks) [Randal L. Schwartz] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Learning Perl is designed for those who seek a. by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy O’Reilly Media, Inc. Learning Perl, the image of a llama, and related trade dress are. Learning Perl, better known as “the Llama book”, starts the programmer on the way to mastery. Written by three prominent members of the Perl community who.

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Lots of jokes in the style of footnotes which might not suit everyone, but I enjoyed it the Terry Pratchett fan in me rejoiced too. In the quest to broaden my technical skills or ‘layoff insurance’ as I like to call itI’ve opted to learn programming. I read this when the first edition came out, but have been away from the language for a while, and picking it up piecemeal was getting old.

All subsequent editions have covered Perl 5. And now they’re working on Perl 6!!!!

Fourthly, it has an index, which is a small fact comparatively and indeed most reference books have indices these days. Also looking forward to reading Learning Perl 6. Is Perl Easy or Hard? Mar 01, Shreef A rated it liked it.

Learning Perl

It’s comprehensive but compact, outlined well too. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This is, hands down, the best book for learning Perl. The New York Prel. My review wouldn’t be a particularly fair one because I didn’t get too far with this. Schwartz A blog about the Perl programming language. The book was short enough that I read it through once without really doing any gy, and then went through it a second time working everything, which schwartx that I was able to get a broad overview and then hammer out the specifics, which is the way I operate best.


Written by three prominent members of the Perl community who each have several years of experience teaching Perl around the world, this edition has been updated to account for all the recent changes to the language up to Perl lewrning. Learning Perlalso known as the llama book[1] is a tutorial book for the Perl programming language, scchwartz is published by O’Reilly Media. Mastering Perlthe third scgwartz in cshwartz trilogy and follow-up to Intermediate Perlwas first published in July and is also in a second edition as of This was definitely the right book for me at the time.

Schwartz selected the world of The Flintstones for the examples in this book, giving rise to the somewhat frequent use of Fred and Barney as metasyntactic variablesrather than the classic foo and bar. Burke chromatic Adam Kennedy brian d foy Jesse Vincent.

It makes a powerful text processing tool in association with bash. It made me proud of myself, and that sense of accomplishment is still a main driving force to this day. But, honestly, once we finished writing the index, the rest was hardly any trouble at all. More than once, I had thought about turning the course into a video, but lacked the time, energy, coordination, etc.


Want to Read Currently Ranal Read. This book made it so. I wrote a logging program that wrote logs with timestamps, for example. Start Free Trial No credit card required. Schwartzand covered Perl 4. The book was short enough that I read This was my first real programming book not counting others that I bought but never got far enough it to really make a difference.

Jun 30, James rated it liked it Shelves: The language is more backwards and silly than even VB which is saying a helluva lotbut the three writers work through its vulgarities well enough to nearly convince the reader that it’s actually worth learning.

Why Did Larry Create Perl? Reflecting years of classroom testing and experience, this edition is packed with exercises that let you practice the concepts while you follow the text.

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Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz

I could find anything quite quickly with the excellent TOC. Refresh and try again.

Good book for foundations, I would say It sounds like a strange way to do it, we know. Nov 28, Grace rated it really liked it. May it’s majesty live forever for my rzndal.

But not so convenient as python otherwise. Larry Wall Randal L.