If you have a Perl programming question, you'll find the answer quickly in this handy, easy-to-use quick reference. The Perl Pocket Reference condenses and organizes stacks of documentation down to the most essential facts, so you can find what you need in a heartbeat.
Updated for Perl 5.14, the 5th edition provides a summary of Perl syntax rules and a complete list of operators, built-in functions, and other features. It's the perfect companion to O'Reilly's authoritative and in-depth Perl programming books, including Learning Perl, Programming Perl, and the Perl Cookbook..
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.
Comments about oreilly Perl Pocket Reference, 5th Edition:
Perl Pocket Reference is for intermediate to advance level programmers. If you do perl programming, and have a certain question you can use this as a quick reference. Its a great supplement with the Perl 'Llama' book. This book, in its 5th Edition, covers Perl 5.14 version. Its a very organised stack of documentation. The sections are precise and related sections are well-linked. Since I have an ebook version of it, I found looking up information more easy and use it often. In its appendix sections, it lists links to various blogs and perl documentation websites. It also links to the perl forums for convenience.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend