To make the transition even easier, Apress has published Perl 6 Now: The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5 by Scott Walters. Written for the intermediate to advanced Perl user, this book explains how the new and updated features work, and shows how these features can be implemented now in production-level code using Perl 5 and some clever coding techniques.
Emphasizing that Perl 6 builds upon the best of Perl 5, Walters enthuses âPerl 6 is perlier Perl. Some themes repeated throughout Perl 5 come back with a vengeance in Perl 6.â
Highlights of Perl 6 Now:
â¢ Gives an early glimpse into how Perl 6 works
â¢ Discusses many of the exciting core features of Perl 6 - threads, variable interpolation, multithreading invocation, lightweight arrays, strong type checking, module precompilation, and many more. Some are updated from Perl 5; some are completely new
â¢ Introduces PONIE, which allows code from Perl 5 and 6 to coexist in the same program
â¢ Clearly explains the integration of Perl with other languages
Apress Authors: The Expertâs Voiceâ¢
Scott Walters is a Perl expert hailing from Minnesota, who often speaks at Pheonix Perl Mongers events, maintains http://projects.netbsd.org, and works on numerous other Perl-related projects. He is also the current webmaster and programmer for the Pariyatti Book Service, a publisher, importer, and retailer of texts on Vipassana meditation and the teachings of the Buddha.
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Perl 6 Now: The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5
Published 27 December 2004
ISBN: 1-59059-395-2 * $39.99* 424 pages"