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Perl 6 Now

The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5

Authors: Walters, Scott

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Perl 6 Now: The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5 is perfect for those eager to see where Perl is headed, Perl 5 programmers who want to know that their favorite tricks will still work in some form, and programmers wishing to open their minds to advanced programming topics.

Perl 6 generalizes the language, making it more extensible, eliminating longstanding pitfalls, and adding new concepts. Thanks to some clever people and impressive efforts, many of these new features work in Perl 5, so you can start using them now in production-level code.

The book teaches the basics from a Perl 6 perspective, touching on variable interpolation, datastructure use, object construction, threads, closures, symbol tables, and other core features. It then introduces continuations, coroutines, binding (or aliases), hyper operators that work on lists of data at once, set operators that work on complex datatypes, lightweight multidimensional arrays, strong type checking, autoboxing, precompilation, automatic module dependency installation, and more.

Though Perl 6 changes the fundamental syntax in some areas, Perl 5 code isn't left in the lurch. Thanks to PONIE, code from both versions may coexist in a single program. You'll need to adjust only a few habits and learn a few new things, and this early adopters guide will help you do these things.

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Scott Walters has been programming computers since 1984 (professionally since 1996). He built the corporate intranet at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and did pretty much everything for two startups. For fun, he runs http://perldesignpatterns.com, does CGI scripting for the NetBSD Project and http://projects.netbsd.org, maintains several CPAN modules, and helps coordinate Perl Mongers meetings for Phoenix Perl Mongers.

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eBook $29.99
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-395-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perl 6 Now
Book Subtitle
The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Scott Walters
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0405-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-395-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 424
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