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Perl 6 Quick Syntax Reference

A Pocket Guide to the Language, the Core Modules, and the Community

Authors: Merelo, J.J.

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  • The first quick reference pocket guide to Raku (Perl 6)
  • Covers the syntax without assuming any prior knowledge of the language
  • Offers powerful one-liners and simple scripts to help you get your work done fast
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This condensed code and syntax reference book presents the Raku (formerly known as Perl 6) scripting language in a well-organized format designed to be used time and again. It contains an easy-to-read and use guide to Raku for software application development.
Using this book will give you a feel for the language, as well as an introduction to the different features (such as object-oriented programming) that make Raku such a unique language. You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. Perl 6 Quick Syntax Reference is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any developer new to Raku.

What You Will Learn

  • Use Raku expressions and operators 
  • Work with Raku data access and persistent data
  • Process complex data structures available in Raku
  • Work with functions, modules, and more
  • Use Raku classes, roles, and traits
  • Take advantage of regular expressions and grammars using Raku 
  • Use the Unicode standard to its full extent in your scripts

Who This Book Is For
Those new to Raku who have at least some programming experience in any scripting language. 

About the authors

J.J. Merelo is a professor at the university of Granada, where he has been teaching since 1988. He has been using Perl since 1994, and Raku/Perl 6 intensively since December 2016.  He trains, teaches and consults on Perl and Raku projects.  

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Running Perl 6

    Pages 1-10

    Merelo, J. J.

  • Getting Help

    Pages 11-19

    Merelo, J. J.

  • Literals

    Pages 21-32

    Merelo, J. J.

  • Expressions and Operators

    Pages 33-46

    Merelo, J. J.

  • Building Up Data

    Pages 47-63

    Merelo, J. J.

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eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4956-7
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Softcover $32.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4955-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perl 6 Quick Syntax Reference
Book Subtitle
A Pocket Guide to the Language, the Core Modules, and the Community
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
J.J. Merelo
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distro
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4956-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4956-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4955-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 263
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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