At a Glance
You've finished learning how to program with
Perl. By now, you know enough about Perl to consider yourself
an accomplished Perl programmer.
The next Chapters covers the rest of the Perl library functions,
describes some of the more esoteric concepts of the language,
and introduces some features unique to version 5 of Perl. Here's
a summary of what you'll learn.
Chapter 15, "System Functions," describes the functions
that work with lists and array variables.
Chapter 16, "Command-Line Options," describes the options
you can supply with Perl to control how your program runs.
Chapter 17, "System Variables," describes the built-in variables
that are included automatically as part of every Perl program.
Chapter 18, "References in Perl 5," describes the use of
Perl references and the concept of pointers.
Chapter 19, "Object-Oriented Programming in Perl," covers
how to construct objects in Perl and how to use OOP features offered
Chapter 20, "Miscellaneous Features of Perl," covers some
of the more exotic or obscure features of the language.
Finally, Chapter 21, "The Perl Debugger," shows you how
to use the Perl debugger to quickly discover errors.
By the end of the these chapters, you'll know all the features and
capabilities of Perl.