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"This edition offers something for everyone; the novice is introduced to the basics, the intermediate acquires new knowledge or re-evaluates that already in possession filling in the gaps, while the advanced one is getting a tour through all the new language features up to 5.16."
-- Nikos Vaggalis, iProgrammer

"Why should I buy this book? Well if you use Perl and are working on the 3rd edition and other works of the same age you are missing out on more than a decade of improvements to the Perl language. Just think of how much more productive you will be if you stop having to type messy constructs like "$x = 3 unless defined $x" and instead say "$x //= 3;"?"
-- Martin Houston, FLOSSUK

"I looked at the 4th Edition which is updated for Perl version 5.14 (as the cover states) and some notes on 5.16. This is not a tutorial or introduction book to the language and most beginners likely won't want to start with this as their first Perl book. It really is mostly a reference book on various topics on Perl in my opinion. " Full Review >
-- Dylan Scott,

"If you already program in Perl you know that “Programming Perl” is the de facto reference of the language. I haven’t met Perl Mongers citing randomly from it, but we are not that far from it . If you’re new to Perl, well now you know what you will be… " Full Review >
-- Claudio Ramirez,