Incorporates Changes Through Version 5.14 August 8, 2012,
Volume 174, Issue 2
Randal L. Schwartz, Brian D. Foy, and Tom Phoenix have updated their O'Reilly title, Intermediate Perl, 2nd Edition to incorporate changes to the language introduced through version 5.14. The book picks up right where "Learning Perl" leaves off, according to the O'Reilly press release. Readers of "Intermediate Perl" will move from short scripts to much larger programs, using features that make Perl a general-purpose language. The authors' gentle but through approach introduces readers to modules, complex data structures, and object-oriented programming. Each chapter is small enough to be read in just an hour or two, and each ends with exercises to help readers practice what they have learned. Those familiar with the material in "Learning Perl" will acquire most of the core Perl language concepts need for writing robust programs on any platform.
Packages and namespaces
References and scoping, including regular expression references