Introduction to Perl 5

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  • Author: Selena Sol
  • Format: online HTML
  • Price: free

Suitable for those who already have some familiarity with Perl 4, this tutorial highlights the new features of Perl 5: A new data type: the reference; A new localization tool: the my keyword; Tools to allow object oriented programming in Perl; An object oriented based library system focussed around “Modules”; New shortcuts like “qw” and “=>”

Chapters include:

  • What is Perl 5
  • References
  • Creating References
  • Dereferencing a Reference
  • Anonymous References
  • Variable Localization
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Design Principles
  • Procedural-based Programming
  • Limitations of Procedural-Oriented Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Objects
  • Encapsulation
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Object Oriented Design in Perl
  • Defining a Class
  • Instantiating an Object
  • Using Methods
  • Inheriting from a Class
  • Modules
  • Using Modules
  • Miscellaneous Constructs
  • Using “qw”
  • Using “=>”

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