Presentations for 2003
Chuck began our regular Perl meetings with a
script for searching Perl's FAQs for questions relating to a keyword
or phrase. He shows the various steps he used to develop this program
and in the process showed a sampling of Perl's features.
Chuck gives an overview of Perl's regular
expressions. This topic is an ongoing source for questions from new
and experienced Perl programmers.
One of the places that Perl really shines is
on the command line. Although most of the Perl code you write will
live in programs, Perl makes it easy to solve quick problems with
command line parameters. Chuck covers the most commonly needed command
line options and some operators that are particularly useful in this
This presentation covers some of the areas where
Perl is at its most powerful: strings and lists. Chuck's presentation
covers some string manipulation which may look familiar and list
manipulation which may not.