Perl by Example is not just a beginner’s guide but a complete guide to Perl. It covers many aspects of what Perl can do, from basic syntax to regular expression handling, files, references, objects, working with databases, and much more.
Perl also has a rich variety of functions for handling strings, arrays, hashes, and the like.
This book will teach you Perl by using complete, working, numbered examples and output with explanations for each line, and avoids veering off into other areas or using complicated explanations that send you off to your favorite search engine in order to figure out what’s going on.
It helps if you have some programming background, but it is not assumed that you are an experienced programmer or a guru. Anyone reading, writing, or just maintaining Perl programs can greatly profit from this text.