Advanced Perl Programming. By Sriram Srinivasan; ISBN , pages. First Edition, August (See the catalog page for this book.). Advanced Perl Programming has ratings and 1 review. Sopan said: I learned almost all my programming from this book. Helpful not only to learn advance. Note that this is a review of the first edition of Advanced Perl Programming. It has subsequently been updated by a different author (Simon.

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And then it sat on my bookshelf in the office, and then at home, until it was 16 years old.

Unfortunately, this is not the sort of technical book that ages well, and while I did pick up some useful background knowledge and a much better understanding of typeglobs, I mostly read this book because I arvanced to salvage some knowledge from a book that sat for far too long on my shelves. You will learn what the different Perl features were thought for, and how and when to make good use of them.

This book explains methods for manipulating data and objects that may have looked like magic before. Or you need to do more complicated error trapping.

I wish I’d read this book earlier, stiram Srinivasan does a great job of basic orientation. Charles Stross called Advanced Perl Programming ‘s sections on networking and object-oriented programming “well-nigh indispensable”. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Vaclav rated it really liked it Feb 22, Share your thoughts with other customers.


Advanced Perl Programming contains a succinct and clear overview of Perl internals and data representation assuming, of course, it’s not changed drastically, but I didn’t notice any significant issues from what I know of internals from quite a lot of XS programmingparticularly when combined with the earlier chapter on typeglobs and the symbol table.

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Refresh and try again. The concepts are aimed towards advanced users, but also it requires an advanced user to know when to say “aha, that’s considered an anti-pattern now” using an eval for flow-control on pageor “aha, that’s a solved problem now” problem with reference counts is solved with Scalar:: HaldtmcewanlibibBrewmasteralissa.

It gave me the insights and concepts needed to be effective in developing production worthy code. Major topics covered include: Please try again later.

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Advanced Perl Programming (Perl Series) by Sriram Srinivasan

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As I moved each book, I glanced at the cover, and for some, briefly recalled passages I enjoyed from the book. The discussion of internals helps you program more efficiently and embed Perl within C or C within Perl. If it were a course in college, it would be Perl Extending Perl A First Course. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. A few srinivvasan ago, I was relocating my library to a different room.


If you decide to read this, you really do need to be an advanced user. Thanks for telling us about the problem. That said, I still got some interesting information from it. References in Other Languages. Practical use of packages and classes object-oriented programming Complex data structures Persistence e. Nevertheless, the first edition is still a very valuable book.

Advanced Perl Programming (Perl Series)

Andy rated it it was ok Sep 24, There’s really no reason to buy it srinivasaan, particularly given that a second edition has been published. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Its an excellent book to go through if you are an intermediate.

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The typeglob discussion is both clear and informative, covering material and techniques that are used in a few core Perl modules and that I’ve never seen adequately addressed elsewhere.

You will emerge from this book a better hacker, and a proud master of Perl.