GLUGOT Meeting - December 2007


Date : 08-12-2007

Time : 10:00.A.M to 12:00

Venue :
Z0 Hall, CSE,TCE

Name of the Speaker :
Bavithra G & Karthiga Renga S

Title of the talk :
Perl Basics

Minutes of the Meeting :

  • Perl Datatypes
  • The basic datatypes : number,string
  • Other datatype : object
  • Variables,Operators
  • Three kinds of variables: scalar,array,hash
  • Arithmetic operators : +,-,*,/,++,--,+=,-=,*=,/=
  • Functions
  • Perl offers a lot of built in functions especially for text processing.
    • String Operations
      • split()-To split a string at a particular character
      • substr()-To extract a substring
      • join()-To join strings together
  • Control Structures
    • Condition check :if,unless,else,elsif
    • Loop structure :while,untilfor
  • File Handler
    • open() : to open a file
    • close FH : to close a file
    • die :to give error messages
  • String Comparisons
    • eq : to test string equality
    • =~ : to compare a substring within the given string
  • MetaCharacters,Character Classes
  • Subexpressions
  • Classes and Objects.
  • Object Oriented concept in Perl.
  • Also, Mr. Joe Steeve gave a talk on the OOXML controversy.