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Re: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl

by fergal (Chaplain)
on Jan 26, 2005 at 22:40 UTC ( #425407=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl

It's not the deeper secrets of Perl so much as the deeper secrets of programming (while using Perl at the same time) but MJD's forthcoming book Higher Order Perl is probably going to kick ass. The preview chapters that I read have a lot of cool stuff. The idea is to steal a lot of the super cool secrets of Lisp programmers and present them in Perl.
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Re^2: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl
by hakkr (Chaplain) on Jan 26, 2005 at 23:39 UTC
    It could be deeper Perl, the best guys on this website know what the Perl Interpreter gets up to under the hood. Maybe they look at the Perl source code for this, maybe they just know C, I dont know. Try and refactor your code for speed, its a good way to learn the 'best ways'

    Updated Steve_p - changed to title back to "Re^2: Learning the Deeper Secrets of Perl"

      This is a real "pearl" of wisdom-- to understand Perl, the language, deeply, it is *indispensable* that you have at least a basic understanding of how perl, the C program, works. They are very intimately related. perlguts can be helpful for this, but you can learn a heck of a lot by using the output of some of the B modules, or by building a debugging perl and running -Dt on very simple programs. I would also recommend PerlGuts Illustrated by Gisle Aas. It is not complete but it is very helpful.

      Benjamin Holzman
      $ perl -MXML::Generator=:pretty -le 'print just(another(perl(hacker())))'

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