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The Twilight Perl

Perl
Location: Portland 256 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 20 ratings)

“You unlock this door with the key of a hash. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of strange constructs, a dimension of improbable behaviour. You’re moving into a land of both weird syntax and unlikely semantics, of unintended features and unexpected beauty. You’ve just crossed over into The Twilight Perl.”

Join Damian Coway for a brief head-trip through a dozen or so less well-known and more sinister “features” of Perl. Much of what you thought was required isn’t; some of what you thought was prohibited is allowed. Cast off your strictures and warnings and set your code free. Embrace the Dark Side of the Code. You have nothing to lose…except your sanity!

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Damian Conway

Thoughtstream

Damian Conway is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and trainer, and a prominent contributor to the Perl community. Currently he runs Thoughtstream, an international IT training company that provides programmer training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Most of his spare time is spent working with Larry Wall on the design and explication of the Perl 6 programming language. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is an honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia.

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