Perl 5 Pocket Reference

O’Reilly’s Perl 5 Pocket Reference is really an indispensable tool for me. I carry my old 3rd edition copy wherever I go (it’s now available in a 4th edition).

Larry Wall said it best in his Forward to this terrific little book by Johan Vromans:

Really, I can only think of one thing wrong with this pocket reference: it came too late. It would have made things ever so much easier if I’d had it before I started writing Perl…