Modern Perlby Chromatic
Perl 5 is a popular, powerful, and robust programming language. With countless satisfied developers, tens of thousands of freely available libraries, and continual improvements to the language and its ecosystem, modern Perl development can be easy, reliable, and fun. To take advantage of the full power of Perl 5--to become a true expert, capable of solving any problem put before you--you must understand the language.
Modern Perl explains Perl 5 from theory to implementation, including Perl 5.12.
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I think I'll place Modern Perl next to Effective Perl Programming 2nd Edition. I have loads of Perl books. I would not suggest this one for a beginner. Unless they have a sense of art and finesse. I've been using Perl for about seven years. Maybe since 5.8.3? Always with ActivePerl on Windows. Now I'm at 5.12.3. I have Perl things that work. And after reading Modern Perl, I have the desire to try and redo some things better. I'm not a pro Perl programmer. I just like the way Perl does things. I think context and $_ are cool. I think regular expressions make personal computing worthwhile. Since 5.8.3, there have been changes. Good changes. I changed too. I'm self-taught, and write Perl for my own uses, both at home and at work. Mainly for file maintenance and searching web pages. But if you have done your own pre-Perl 5.10 scripts, and would like a sense of where the Perl community has been going, I strongly suggest this book. On page 6, there are three code snippets, labeled "A Perl novice might multiply a list of numbers by three by writing:", then "A Perl adept might write:", and finally, "An experienced Perl hacker might write:". That's why I think Perl is neat. And this book wants to help me enjoy it.