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Thomas S. Christiansen (born February 13, 1963), nicknamed "tchrist" or occasionally "thoth", is a Unix developer and user known for his work with the Perl programming language.

Christiansen worked for several years at TSR Hobbies before attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he earned B.A.'s in Spanish and Computer Science, and an M.S. in Computer Science. He worked for five years at Convex Computer. In 1993, he established the Tom Christiansen Perl Consultancy, located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In 2010, he joined the Biomedical Text Mining Group at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Christiansen was one of the early contributors to Perl after its public release in 1987. He was the author of much of the core Perl documentation, including the manual pages perlfaq and perltoot. In 1996, Christiansen wrote "Csh Programming Considered Harmful" about the limitations inherent in C Shell Programming. Books he co-authored include the second (1996) and third (2000) editions of Programming Perl, the second (1997) edition of Learning Perl (and its spin-off Learning Perl on Win32 Systems) and The Perl Cookbook (1998). In 1999, he was one of the original recipients of the White Camel Awards from Perl Mongers for his contribution to Perl's documentation.

The common phrase "Only perl can parse Perl" is attributed to Tom Christiansen, although it probably originated from "Only tex can understand TeX". Randal Schwartz also credits him with accidentally naming the Schwartzian Transform for optimizing some types of sorts. This happened after Schwartz used it in a Usenet message, and Christiansen replied to the message giving some corrections and in one place said "the Schwartzian transform" to refer to the transform that Schwartz used.

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Total Books: 9
Programming Perl Unmatched power for text processing and scripting
Perl Cookbook Second Edition
2003 - Perl Cookbook Second Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780596003135
ISBN-10: 0596003137
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Programming Perl
2000 - Programming Perl [3rd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780596000271
ISBN-10: 0596000278
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

Perl Cookbook
1998 - Perl Cookbook (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565922433
ISBN-10: 1565922433
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference, Science & Math

Learning Perl on Win32 Systems
1997 - Learning Perl on Win32 Systems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565923249
ISBN-10: 1565923243
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

Learning Perl Second Edition
1997 - Learning Perl Second Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565922846
ISBN-10: 1565922840
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

Programming Perl
1996 - Programming Perl [2nd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565921498
ISBN-10: 1565921496
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Programming Perl
1996 - Programming Perl [2nd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781931798235
ISBN-10: 1931798230