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Perl Best Practices

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ISBN-10: 0596001738

ISBN-13: 9780596001735

Edition: 2005

Authors: Damian Conway

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Many programmers code by instinct, relying on convenient habits or a "style" they picked up early on. They aren't conscious of all the choices they make, like how they format their source, the names they use for variables, or the kinds of loops they use. They're focused entirely on problems they're solving, solutions they're creating, and algorithms they're implementing. So they write code in the way that seems natural, that happens intuitively, and that feels good. But if you're serious about your profession, intuition isn't enough. "Perl Best Practices author Damian Conway explains that rules, conventions, standards, and practices not only help programmers communicate and coordinate…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Damian Conway holds a PhD in Computer Science and is an honorary Associate Professor with the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.Currently he runs an international IT training company--Thoughtstream--which provides programmer development from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia.Damian was the winner of the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Larry Wall Awards for Practical Utility. The best technical paper at the annual Perl Conference was subsequently named in his honour. He is a member of the technical committee for The Perl Conference, a keynote speaker at many Open Source conferences, a former…    

Dedication
Preface
Best Practices
Code Layout
Naming Conventions
Values and Expressions
Variables
Control Structures
Documentation
Built-in Functions
Subroutines
I/O
References
Regular Expressions
Error Handling
Command-Line Processing
Objects
Class Hierarchies
Modules
Testing and Debugging
Miscellanea
Essential Perl Best Practices
Perl Best Practices
Editor Configurations
Recommended Modules and Utilities
Bibliography
Colophon