Programming Perl 4th Edition

Perl is a language for getting your job done. Of course, if your job is programming, you can get your job done with any “complete” computer language, theoretically speaking. But we know from experience that computer languages differ not so much in what they make possible, but in
what they make easy. At one extreme, the so-called “fourth generation languages” make it easy to do some things, but nearly impossible to do other things. At the
other extreme, so-called “industrial-strength” languages make it equally difficult to do almost everything.