Llama to Ram

3/17/99


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Table of Contents

Llama to Ram

Introduction

Topics of Discussion

Background and Philosophy

Quotes

Major Influences

O’Reilly Bestiary

Perl Basics

Auto-conversion (coercion)

The Search for Truth

Safety Nets

Data types

Scalars

Lists

Hashes

Filehandles

Typeglobs

References

Hard References

Symbolic References

Tools of the trade

Lists

Lists, seldom arrays

qw()

Sets

Slurping

Hashes

Associate Arrays

Records

Records cont

“In list” applications

“In list” applications cont

Regex

Subs

Passing non-scalars

Returning non-scalars

Named parameters

Modules

perl4 pitfalls

sh pitfalls

sh pitfalls (cont)

C pitfalls

General perl pitfalls

Perl rules

Gotchas

Gotchas cont

Gotchas cont

Wrapup

Author: Robert A Napier

Email: rnapier@employees.org

Home Page: http://www.employees.org/~rnapier

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