Perl Functions to memorize

Remembering Perl functions
Been working my way through this Perl Functions list for a while now. I just take a “Function of the day”, do a search on perldoc or man, and put together a couple of basic for each one.

As the old adage goes:

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” — Confucius

Other Resources:
Sometimes you’ll get something that’s a bit vague, and neither man nor perldoc gives you enough to fully understand the power of a certain function. I’ve got a collection of Perl books and .pdfs, but I still take advantage of a great resource when i’m looking for working examples of Perl-foo. Perl Monks is an awesome community of Perl…. er monks 🙂

Here’s a few Perl Functions to memorize:

Scalar manipulation
chomp, chop, chr, crypt, hex, index, lc, lcfirst, length, oct, ord, pack, q//, qq//, reverse, rindex, sprintf, substr, tr///, uc, ucfirst, y///

Regular expressions and pattern matching
m//, pos, qr//, quotemeta, s///, split, study

Numeric functions
abs, atan2, cos, exp, hex, int, log, oct, rand, sin, sqrt, srand

Array processing
pop, push, shift, splice, unshift

List processing
grep, join, map, qw//, reverse, sort, unpack

Hash processing
delete, each, exists, keys, values

Input and output
binmode, close, closedir, dbmclose, dbmopen, die, eof, fileno, flock, format, getc, print, printf, read, readdir, rewinddir, seek, seekdir, select, syscall, sysread, sysseek, syswrite, tell, telldir, truncate, warn, write

Fixed-length data and records
pack, read, syscall, sysread, syswrite, unpack, vec

Filehandles, files, and directories
chdir, chmod, chown, chroot, fcntl, glob, ioctl, link, lstat, mkdir, open, opendir, readlink, rename, rmdir, stat, symlink, sysopen, umask, unlink, utime

Flow of program control
caller, continue, die, do, dump, eval, exit, goto, last, next, redo, return, sub, wantarray

caller, import, local, my, package, use

defined, dump, eval, formline, local, my, prototype, reset, scalar, undef, wantarray

Processes and process groups
alarm, exec, fork, getpgrp, getppid, getpriority, kill, pipe, qx//, setpgrp, setpriority, sleep, system, times, wait, waitpid

Library modules
do, import, no, package, require, use

Classes and objects
bless, dbmclose, dbmopen, package, ref, tie, tied, untie, use

Low-level socket access
accept, bind, connect, getpeername, getsockname, getsockopt, listen, recv, send, setsockopt, shutdown, socket, socketpair

System V interprocess communication
msgctl, msgget, msgrcv, msgsnd, semctl, semget, semop, shmctl, shmget, shmread, shmwrite

Fetching user and group information
endgrent, endhostent, endnetent, endpwent, getgrent, getgrgid, getgrnam, getlogin, getpwent, getpwnam, getpwuid, setgrent, setpwent

Fetching network information
endprotoent, endservent, gethostbyaddr, gethostbyname, gethostent, getnetbyaddr, getnetbyname, getnetent, getprotobyname, getprotobynumber, getprotoent, getservbyname, getservbyport, getservent, sethostent, setnetent, setprotoent, setservent

gmtime, localtime, time, times


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