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, also known as the llama book, is a tutorial book for the Perl programming language, and is published by O’Reilly Media. The first edition ( ) was authored solely by Randal L. Schwartz, and covered Perl. Learning Perl Master Course (video) now available. By Randal L. Schwartz on September 16, PM. The Learning Perl book (“Llama book”) is the.

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Schwartz print “Just another Perl hacker”; the original! Brad Morrey, reviewing the book for Infoworldpraises the scwhartz for its “casual, first person style” and concludes that it “is a terrific introduction to the language that will serve as a good reference book once you have read it through.

Fifthly, there are examples, quite terrific in their own right.

Learning Perl

Sorry for dedicating most of my review to irrelevant clauses and exclaiming wildly about Perl. Feb 19, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: My review wouldn’t be a particularly fair one because I didn’t get too far with this. This page randaal last edited on 7 Octoberat I couldn’t really wrap my head around it at the time, with all the ceremony about pointers and memory allocation.

With Learning Perl, within a few hours I had a little program reading inputs and writing files. We shot it a few months ago, and the editing is now complete. Sixthly, it includes some stuff about using Perl as a Common Gateway Interface programming language. It started as a tool for Unix system administrators who needed something powerful for small tasks.

Jan 06, Kelly added it. Book Description Popularly known as “the Llama,” Radal Perl is the book most programmers rely on to get started with this versatile language.


My web browser’s dictionary does not recognize the word “indices. It was one of the first books of programming I’ve read.

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All the concepts are correct and it is overall very well poised for the future as a language. Totally recommend it for anyone who is thinking about “learning perl”. Paperback4th Editionpages. The authors demonstrated their deep understanding of Perl with sense of humor. Yes, there are a zillion of online tutorials, but this covers a lot more breadth.

This was my first real programming book not counting others that I bought but never got far enough it to really make a difference. May 09, Alexandru rated it really liked it. This book is a really good introduction to the language. In the quest to broaden my technical skills or ‘layoff insurance’ as I like to call itI’ve opted to learn programming.

Jan 11, Amit Saurav rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a lerl introduction, but doesn’t cover enough material to help me with my legacy software project. Preview — Learning Perl by Randal L.

Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz

Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. Firstly, It was published by O’Reillywhich, ranral the enlightened know, very often makes for an excellent book.

The text explains concepts well, and the end-of-chapter exercises are designed to reinforce what you’ve just learned, integrating with anything you learned earlier, and also to stretch your imagination.

I wrote a logging program that wrote logs with timestamps, for example. This review was written by my son and husband who used this book extensively. Nowadays, when I do program, I tend to prefer Python to Perl, but this book was simple and gently enough that it made me better able to understand my bigger, more comprehensive, but also more complex, Python book. Prl Perl language is explained in a clear and easy to understand manner, and introduces good coding style and practices. I haven’t picked it up since, but I’m glad I had it in the beginning.


Why Use a Hash? And thanks to this selfsame worthy tome, it did so excellently. Schwarzt Perlalso known as the llama book[1] is a tutorial book for the Perl programming ranval, and is published learrning O’Reilly Media.

Perl may not be a perfect language, while this book is a great introduction to Perl. Nov 28, Grace rated it really liked it. This book made my teen years special: The Learning Perl book “Llama book” is the best-selling intro-to-Perl book available.

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Want to Read saving…. Perl is the language for people who want to get wor Learning Perlbetter known as “the Llama book”, starts the programmer on the way to mastery. I wanted to accomplish things, and the gaps in my knowledge made everything frustrating. This was an add on text for a Perl pedl.

While it’s talking about the basics, it’s still worth readi The book can be good as an introduction to the basics of perl programming leatning it doesn’t mention a lot of the OOP related features in perl. I could find anything quite quickly with the excellent TOC. If you want to learn Perl, then this book should be your starting point.

The chapter assignments are helpful, although I’m concerned that with only three to four assignments per chapter I’m missing key concepts per will be called on in later chapters.