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Perl 6 Deep Dive

By : Andrew Shitov
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Perl 6 Deep Dive

By: Andrew Shitov

Overview of this book

Perl is a family of high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages consisting of Perl 5 and Perl 6. Perl 6 helps developers write concise and declarative code that is easy to maintain. This book is an end-to-end guide that will help non-Perl developers get to grips with the language and use it to solve real-world problems. Beginning with a brief introduction to Perl 6, the first module in the book will teach you how to write and execute basic programs. The second module delves into language constructs, where you will learn about the built-in data types, variables, operators, modules, subroutines, and so on available in Perl 6. Here the book also delves deeply into data manipulation (for example, strings and text files) and you will learn how to create safe and correct Perl 6 modules. You will learn to create software in Perl by following the Object Oriented Paradigm. The final module explains in detail the incredible concurrency support provided by Perl 6. Here you will also learn about regexes, functional programming, and reactive programming in Perl 6. By the end of the book, with the help of a number of examples that you can follow and immediately run, modify, and use in practice, you will be fully conversant with the benefits of Perl 6.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Input and Output

This chapter is devoted to input and output, which is mostly based on the IO::Handle class in Perl 6. Computer programs in general communicate with the user. It may either be the input and output in a console application, or reading configuration files, or saving results in a file on disk. In this chapter, we will talk about the input and output facilities in Perl 6.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Standard input and output
  • Working with files
  • Analyzing the properties of files and directories
  • Methods for reading from input streams
  • Methods for writing to output streams
  • Formatted output