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LinuxPR: O'Reilly Releases Third Camel Book

Jul 28, 2000, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Programming Perl, 3rd Edition", is a unique introduction to the Perl language and its culture, as you might expect only from its authors."

"Perl ("Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister") is a powerful programming language that has grown dramatically in popularity since it first appeared in 1988. The first edition of the book "Programming Perl" hit the shelves in 1990, and was quickly adopted as the undisputed bible of the language. Since then, Perl has grown with the times, and so has this classic book--so popular, the Perl community refers to it simply as "The Camel Book," for the camel on the cover."

"Any Perl book can show the syntax of Perl's functions, but only "The Camel Book" is a comprehensive guide to all the nooks and crannies of the language. Any Perl book can describe typeglobs, pseudohashes, and closures, but only this one shows how they really work. Any Perl book can tell the reader that my is faster than local, but only this one explains why. The third edition of "Programming Perl" has also been expanded to cover Version 5.6 of this maturing language. New sections include threading, compiling, Unicode, and more."

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