Perl 5 version 6.1 documentation

Language reference

  • perlsyn
  • - Perl syntax
  • perldata
  • - Perl data types
  • perlsub
  • - Perl subroutines
  • perlop
  • - Perl operators and precedence
  • perlfunc
  • - Perl builtin functions
  • perlpod
  • - plain old documentation
  • perldiag
  • - various Perl diagnostics
  • perllexwarn
  • - Perl Lexical Warnings
  • perldebug
  • - Perl debugging
  • perlvar
  • - Perl predefined variables
  • perlre
  • - Perl regular expressions
  • perlref
  • - Perl references and nested data structures
  • perlform
  • - Perl formats
  • perlobj
  • - Perl objects
  • perltie
  • - how to hide an object class in a simple variable
  • perldbmfilter
  • - Perl DBM Filters
  • perlipc
  • - Perl interprocess communication (signals, fifos, pipes, safe subprocesses, sockets, and semaphores)
  • perlfork
  • - Perl's fork() emulation (EXPERIMENTAL, subject to change)
  • perlnumber
  • - semantics of numbers and numeric operations in Perl
  • perlport
  • - Writing portable Perl
  • perllocale
  • - Perl locale handling (internationalization and localization)
  • perlunicode
  • - Unicode support in Perl (EXPERIMENTAL, subject to change)
  • perlebcdic
  • - Considerations for running Perl on EBCDIC platforms
  • perlsec
  • - Perl security
  • perlmod
  • - Perl modules (packages and symbol tables)
  • perlmodlib
  • - constructing new Perl modules and finding existing ones
  • perlmodinstall
  • - Installing CPAN Modules
  • perlnewmod
  • - preparing a new module for distribution
  • perlcompile
  • - Introduction to the Perl Compiler-Translator
  • perlfilter
  • - Source Filters