Course SummaryThis course covers the details of programming in Perl. Many powerful constructions, techniques, and program breaking pitfalls to avoid are discussed, and covered by example. Subjects in the course are: essentials such as list use, details of functions, variable scoping, special variables, naming conventions, file I/O details, working with binary files, use of packages and modules, multi dimensional arrays, more on use of hashes, program efficiency, using the perl debugger, and many more constructs. The course also takes a roving look at CPAN, and a brief look at CGI programming with Perl.
Audience:Anyone familiar with writing basic Perl programs, but would like to explore more of Perls capabilities, or prepare to take any of the Perl extension courses listed on the Perl Extensions page.
Prerequisite Knowledge:The student must be familiar with writing in perl, either through self taught experience, or by having taken the Introduction to Perl Programming course.
Terminal Objectives:Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to write effective, efficient perl programs. These programs could include any of the subjects listed in the summary above, or the outline below.
Course Length:2 Days.
Essential Basic Perl Commas, lists, and functions List and array constructs Subroutines, local, and my Perl Variables and Name Use Some special variables in Perl Naming conventions in Perl Type globbing, Packages, References Perl Libraries Additional Perl Constructs eval and string constructions The Perl Debugger File I/O Stuff Fixed-length files, Binary files, pack and unpack CPAN CGI Programming with Perl Shortcuts And Efficiency Considerations
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