Perl Hacks You Never Knew Existed

chromatic, Technical Evangelist, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Track: Perl
Date: Friday, July 28
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: Portland 255

In this talk, Perl Hacks lead author chromatic will show off several hacks you probably didn't even know existed. Some are practical. Some are disgusting. Every one is worth learning for when you find a problem you just can't solve any other way. Even better, he'll show how they work, so you can create your own practical mayhem!

Potential hacks include:

  • Source filtering without source filters
  • Using shared libraries without a compiler
  • Creating truly private methods
  • Reading and writing lexicals without permission
  • Controlling the runloop from pure Perl