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Learning Perl Objects,
References & Modules
Beta Chapter 3: Introduction to References
Following the successful format of Learning Perl, each chapter in the book is
designed to be small enough to be read in just an hour or two, ending with a series
of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. To use the book, you just
need to be familiar with the material in Learning Perl and have ambition to go
Perl is a different language to different people. It is a quick scripting tool for some, and a fully-featured object-oriented language for others. It is used for everything from performing quick global replacements on text files, to crunching huge, complex sets of scientific data that take weeks to process. Perl is what you make of it. But regardless of what you use Perl for, this book helps you do it more effectively, efficiently, and elegantly.
Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules is about learning to use Perl as a programming language, and not just a scripting language. This is the book that separates the Perl dabbler from the Perl programmer.
Created: March 27, 2003
Revised: July 15, 2003