Baker & Taylor A complete reference to existing Perl technologies--the dominant scripting language for the World Wide Web--provides instruction on the scripting languages that build interactivity into a website--and to the upcoming compiler. Original. (Intermediate).
Book News The authors share this assessment of the Perl programming language by its founder, Larry Wall: Known as the "camel" language, "Perl may not look good, or smell good, but it gets the job done." Whether using Perl as a text processing, networking, system administration, and/or Web scripting language, in-depth guidance with examples aid with setting up the Perl environment, variables, structures and operators, functions and scope, regular expressions, object-oriented programming, debugging, creating CGI scripts from existing tools, and a Perl spreadsheet. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the new Perl compiler, source code, Net and Windows 95 modules. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.