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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Perl Pocket Reference

    1. Perl 5.14.1

    2. Conventions used in this book

    3. Features

    4. Syntax

    5. Embedded Documentation

    6. Data Types

    7. Quotes and Interpolation

    8. Literal Values

    9. Variables

    10. Context

    11. Operators and Precedence

    12. Statements

    13. Packages and Modules

    14. Pragmatic Modules

    15. Subroutines

    16. Special Subroutines

    17. Object-Oriented Programming

    18. Special Classes

    19. Arithmetic Functions

    20. Conversion Functions

    21. Structure Conversion

    22. String Functions

    23. Array and List Functions

    24. Hash Functions

    25. Smartmatching

    26. Regular Expression Patterns

    27. Search and Replace Functions

    28. File Operations

    29. File Test Operators

    30. Input and Output

    31. Formatted Printing

    32. Formats

    33. Directory Reading Routines

    34. System Interaction

    35. Networking

    36. System V IPC

    37. Miscellaneous

    38. Tying Variables

    39. Information from System Databases

    40. Special Variables

    41. Special Arrays

    42. Special Hashes

    43. Environment Variables

    44. Threads

  1. Appendix Command-Line Options

    1. PERL5OPT

    2. #!

  2. Appendix The Perl Debugger

  3. Appendix Perl Links

    1. Organizational

    2. Sources, documentation, support

    3. News, blogs, publications

    4. Platforms, distributions