Table of Contents

Learning Perl, 4th Edition
By brian d foy, Tom Phoenix, Randal L. Schwartz
Pub Date: July 2005
Pages: 312

      History of This Book
      Typographical Conventions
      Using Code Examples
      How to Contact Us
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        Chapter 1.  Introduction
      Section 1.1.  Questions and Answers
      Section 1.2.  What Does "Perl" Stand For?
      Section 1.3.  How Can I Get Perl?
      Section 1.4.  How Do I Make a Perl Program?
      Section 1.5.  A Whirlwind Tour of Perl
      Section 1.6.  Exercises
        Chapter 2.  Scalar Data
      Section 2.1.  Numbers
      Section 2.2.  Strings
      Section 2.3.  Perl's Built-in Warnings
      Section 2.4.  Scalar Variables
      Section 2.5.  Output with print
      Section 2.6.  The if Control Structure
      Section 2.7.  Getting User Input
      Section 2.8.  The chomp Operator
      Section 2.9.  The while Control Structure
      Section 2.10.  The undef Value
      Section 2.11.  The defined Function
      Section 2.12.  Exercises
        Chapter 3.  Lists and Arrays
      Section 3.1.  Accessing Elements of an Array
      Section 3.2.  Special Array Indices
      Section 3.3.  List Literals
      Section 3.4.  List Assignment
      Section 3.5.  Interpolating Arrays into Strings
      Section 3.6.  The foreach Control Structure
      Section 3.7.  Scalar and List Context
      Section 3.8.  <STDIN> in List Context
      Section 3.9.  Exercises
        Chapter 4.  Subroutines
      Section 4.1.  Defining a Subroutine
      Section 4.2.  Invoking a Subroutine
      Section 4.3.  Return Values
      Section 4.4.  Arguments
      Section 4.5.  Private Variables in Subroutines
      Section 4.6.  Variable-Length Parameter Lists
      Section 4.7.  Notes on Lexical (my) Variables
      Section 4.8.  The use strict Pragma
      Section 4.9.  The return Operator
      Section 4.10.  Non-Scalar Return Values
      Section 4.11.  Exercises
        Chapter 5.  Input and Output
      Section 5.1.  Input from Standard Input
      Section 5.2.  Input from the Diamond Operator
      Section 5.3.  The Invocation Arguments
      Section 5.4.  Output to Standard Output
      Section 5.5.  Formatted Output with printf
      Section 5.6.  Filehandles
      Section 5.7.  Opening a Filehandle
      Section 5.8.  Fatal Errors with die
      Section 5.9.  Using Filehandles
      Section 5.10.  Reopening a Standard Filehandle
      Section 5.11.  Exercises
        Chapter 6.  Hashes
      Section 6.1.  What Is a Hash?
      Section 6.2.  Hash Element Access
      Section 6.3.  Hash Functions
      Section 6.4.  Typical Use of a Hash
      Section 6.5.  Exercises
        Chapter 7.  In the World of Regular Expressions
      Section 7.1.  What Are Regular Expressions?
      Section 7.2.  Using Simple Patterns
      Section 7.3.  Character Classes
      Section 7.4.  Exercises
        Chapter 8.  Matching with Regular Expressions
      Section 8.1.  Matches with m//
      Section 8.2.  Option Modifiers
      Section 8.3.  Anchors
      Section 8.4.  The Binding Operator, =~
      Section 8.5.  Interpolating into Patterns
      Section 8.6.  The Match Variables
      Section 8.7.  General Quantifiers
      Section 8.8.  Precedence
      Section 8.9.  A Pattern Test Program
      Section 8.10.  Exercises
        Chapter 9.  Processing Text with Regular Expressions
      Section 9.1.  Substitutions with s///
      Section 9.2.  The split Operator
      Section 9.3.  The join Function
      Section 9.4.  m// in List Context
      Section 9.5.  More Powerful Regular Expressions
      Section 9.6.  Exercises
        Chapter 10.  More Control Structures
      Section 10.1.  The unless Control Structure
      Section 10.2.  The until Control Structure
      Section 10.3.  Expression Modifiers
      Section 10.4.  The Naked Block Control Structure
      Section 10.5.  The elsif Clause
      Section 10.6.  Autoincrement and Autodecrement
      Section 10.7.  The for Control Structure
      Section 10.8.  Loop Controls
      Section 10.9.  Logical Operators
      Section 10.10.  Exercise
        Chapter 11.  File Tests
      Section 11.1.  File Test Operators
      Section 11.2.  The stat and lstat Functions
      Section 11.3.  The localtime Function
      Section 11.4.  Bitwise Operators
      Section 11.5.  Using the Special Underscore Filehandle
      Section 11.6.  Exercises
        Chapter 12.  Directory Operations
      Section 12.1.  Moving Around the Directory Tree
      Section 12.2.  Globbing
      Section 12.3.  An Alternate Syntax for Globbing
      Section 12.4.  Directory Handles
      Section 12.5.  Recursive Directory Listing
      Section 12.6.  Manipulating Files and Directories
      Section 12.7.  Removing Files
      Section 12.8.  Renaming Files
      Section 12.9.  Links and Files
      Section 12.10.  Making and Removing Directories
      Section 12.11.  Modifying Permissions
      Section 12.12.  Changing Ownership
      Section 12.13.  Changing Timestamps
      Section 12.14.  Exercises
        Chapter 13.  Strings and Sorting
      Section 13.1.  Finding a Substring with index
      Section 13.2.  Manipulating a Substring with substr
      Section 13.3.  Formatting Data with sprintf
      Section 13.4.  Advanced Sorting
      Section 13.5.  Exercises
        Chapter 14.  Process Management
      Section 14.1.  The system Function
      Section 14.2.  The exec Function
      Section 14.3.  The Environment Variables
      Section 14.4.  Using Backquotes to Capture Output
      Section 14.5.  Processes as Filehandles
      Section 14.6.  Getting Down and Dirty with fork
      Section 14.7.  Sending and Receiving Signals
      Section 14.8.  Exercises
        Chapter 15.  Perl Modules
      Section 15.1.  Finding Modules
      Section 15.2.  Installing Modules
      Section 15.3.  Using Simple Modules
      Section 15.4.  Exercise
        Chapter 16.  Some Advanced Perl Techniques
      Section 16.1.  Trapping Errors with eval
      Section 16.2.  Picking Items from a List with grep
      Section 16.3.  Transforming Items from a List with map
      Section 16.4.  Unquoted Hash Keys
      Section 16.5.  Slices
      Section 16.6.  Exercise
       Exercise Answers
      Section A.1.  Answers to Chapter 2 Exercises
      Section A.2.  Answers to Chapter 3 Exercises
      Section A.3.  Answers to Chapter 4 Exercises
      Section A.4.  Answers to Chapter 5 Exercises
      Section A.5.  Answers to Chapter 6 Exercises
      Section A.6.  Answers to Chapter 7 Exercises
      Section A.7.  Answers to Chapter 8 Exercises
      Section A.8.  Answers to Chapter 9 Exercises
      Section A.9.  Answer to Chapter 10 Exercise
      Section A.10.  Answers to Chapter 11 Exercises
      Section A.11.  Answers to Chapter 12 Exercises
      Section A.12.  Answers to Chapter 13 Exercises
      Section A.13.  Answers to Chapter 14 Exercises
      Section A.14.  Answer to Chapter 15 Exercise
      Section A.15.  Answer to Chapter 16 Exercise
       Beyond the Llama
      Section B.1.  Further Documentation
      Section B.2.  Regular Expressions
      Section B.3.  Packages
      Section B.4.  Extending Perl's Functionality
      Section B.5.  Some Important Modules
      Section B.6.  Pragmas
      Section B.7.  Databases
      Section B.8.  Other Operators and Functions
      Section B.9.  Mathematics
      Section B.10.  Lists and Arrays
      Section B.11.  Bits and Pieces
      Section B.12.  Formats
      Section B.13.  Networking and IPC
      Section B.14.  Security
      Section B.15.  Debugging
      Section B.16.  The Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
      Section B.17.  Command-Line Options
      Section B.18.  Built-in Variables
      Section B.19.  Syntax Extensions
      Section B.20.  References
      Section B.21.  Tied Variables
      Section B.22.  Operator Overloading
      Section B.23.  Dynamic Loading
      Section B.24.  Embedding
      Section B.25.  Converting Other Languages to Perl
      Section B.26.  Converting find Command Lines to Perl
      Section B.27.  Command-Line Options in Your Programs
      Section B.28.  Embedded Documentation
      Section B.29.  More Ways to Open Filehandles
      Section B.30.  Locales and Unicode
      Section B.31.  Threads and Forking
      Section B.32.  Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
      Section B.33.  And More . . .
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