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Next: Who supports Perl? Who develops it? Why is it free?
Perl is a high-level programming language with an eclectic heritage written by Larry Wall and a cast of thousands. It derives from the ubiquitous
C programming language and to a lesser extent from sed, awk, the Unix shell, and at least a dozen other tools and languages. Perl's process, file, and text manipulation facilities make it particularly well-suited for tasks involving quick prototyping, system utilities, software tools, system management tasks, database access, graphical programming, networking, and world wide web programming. These strengths make it especially popular with system administrators and
CGI script authors, but mathematicians, geneticists, journalists, and even managers also use Perl. Maybe you should, too.
Source: Perl FAQ: General Questions About Perl
Copyright: Copyright (c) 1997 Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington.
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