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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
Paperback (6"x9"), 724 pages
ISBN 9781906966027
RRP £29.95 ($39.95)

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Notes for this printed edition

For this printed edition the Perl documentation has been divided into several volumes with the following titles:

The Perl Language Reference Manual
The Perl Library Reference Manual Volume 1 (Pragmas)
The Perl Library Reference Manual Volume 2 (Core Modules)
The Perl Library Reference Manual Volume 3 (System Modules)
The Perl Library Reference Manual Volume 4 (Compression Modules)
The Perl Library Reference Manual Volume 5 (Networking Modules)
The Perl Library Reference Manual Volume 6 (Module Distribution)
The Perl Unicode and Locales Manual
The Perl C API and Internals Manual
The Perl Platforms Manual
The Perl FAQ and Tutorials

Please note that this division is for convenience only and the names do not carry any official status. Cross references between volumes are given to the appropriate chapter where possible, while cross-references within a given volume also include page numbers.

You can consult the online documentation for any chapter with the command

perldoc name

where name is the short form of the chapter name. This can be found from the first word in each chapter heading and is also displayed in cross-references in parentheses, e.g. (perlio).

The printed code examples in this manual follow the original versions wherever possible. To make the examples more compact, comments have been typeset in a roman font when appropriate. Code examples with very long lines have been reformatted to the page width using the Perl::Tidy module and individually inspected for correctness.

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