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Learning Perl on Win32 systems

Author: Randal L Schwartz; Erik W Olson; Tom Christiansen
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 1997.
Series: Perl series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

This volume aims to teach readers how to program in the Perl language. This is a guide for both formal (classroom) and informal learning and features tips for PC users and also includes NT-specific  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schwartz, Randal L.
Learning Perl on Win32 systems.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 1997
(DLC) 98111595
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randal L Schwartz; Erik W Olson; Tom Christiansen
ISBN: 0585026424 9780585026428
OCLC Number: 42854299
Notes: "Windows NT"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 282 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword to the First Edition of Learning Perl. Foreword to the Present Edition. Preface. 1. Introduction History of Perl Purpose of Perl Availability Support Basic Concepts A Stroll Through Perl Exercises. 2. Scalar Data What Is Scalar Data? Numbers Strings Scalar Operators Scalar Variables Scalar Operators and Functions as a Scalar Value Output with print The Undefined Value Exercises. 3. Arrays and List Data What Is a List or Array? Literal Representation Variables Array Operators and Functions Scalar and List Context as an Array Variable Interpolation of Arrays Exercises. 4. Control Structures Statement Blocks The if/unless Statement The while/until Statement The do {} while/until Statement The for Statement The foreach Statement Exercises. 5. Hashes What Is a Hash? Hash Variables Literal Representation of a Hash Hash Functions Hash Slices Exercises. 6. Basic I/O Input from STDIN Input from the Diamond Operator Output to STDOUT Exercises. 7. Regular Expressions Concepts About Regular Expressions Simple Uses of Regular Expressions Patterns More on the Matching Operator Substitutions The split and join Functions Exercises. 8. Functions Defining a User Function Invoking a User Function Return Values Arguments Private Variables in Functions Semiprivate Variables Using local File-Level my( ) Variables Exercises. 9. Miscellaneous Control Structures The last Statement The next Statement The redo Statement Labeled Blocks Expression Modifiers &&, ||, and ?: as Control Structures Exercises. 10. Filehandles and File Tests What Is a Filehandle? Opening and Closing a Filehandle Using Pathnames and Filenames A Slight Diversion: die Using Filehandles The -x File Tests The stat Function Exercises. 11. Formats What Is a Format? Defining a Format Invoking a Format More About the Fieldholders The Top-of-Page Format Changing Defaults for Formats The FileHandle Module Exercises. 12. Directory Access Moving Around the Directory Tree Globbing Directory Handles Opening and Closing a Directory Handle Reading a Directory Handle Exercises. 13. File and Directory Manipulation Removing a File Renaming a File Making and Removing Directories Modifying Permissions Modifying Timestamps Exercises. 14. Process Management Using system and exec Using Backquotes Using Processes as Filehandles Summary of Process Operations Win32::Process Exercises. 15. Other Data Transformation Finding a Substring Extracting and Replacing a Substring Formatting Data with sprintf( ) Advanced Sorting Transliteration Exercises. 16. System Information Getting User and Machine Information Packing and Unpacking Binary Data Getting Network Information The Registry Opening and Reading Registry Values Setting Registry Values Exercises. 17. Database Manipulation DBM Databases and DBM Hashes Opening and Closing DBM Hashes Using a DBM Hash Fixed-Length Random-Access Databases Variable-Length ( Text) Databases Win32 Database Interfaces Exercises. 18. CGI Programming The Module Your CGI Program in Context Simplest CGI Program Passing Parameters via CGI Creating a Guestbook Program Troubleshooting CGI Programs Perl and the Web: Beyond CGI Programming Further Reading Exercises. 19. OLE Automation Introduction to OLE Automation Creating Automation Objects Using Automation Objects Variants Tips and Techniques Exercises. A. Exercise Answers. B. Libraries and Modules. C. Networking Clients. D. Topics We Didn't Mention. Index
Series Title: Perl series.
Other Titles: Perl programming for Win32
Responsibility: Randal L. Schwartz, Erik Olson, and Tom Christiansen.
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