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Why Perl was created?

 



Mestre
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Apr 17, 2010, 1:21 PM

Post #1 of 3 (431 views)
Why Perl was created? Can't Post

I wonder why Perl was created.
I need to make a program to college, which implements the function for which it was created.
sorry for bad english.


7stud
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Apr 17, 2010, 3:41 PM

Post #2 of 3 (426 views)
Re: [Mestre] Why Perl was created? [In reply to] Can't Post

Some guy named Larry Wall wanted to do some text processing, and he was unsatisfied with the available languages. Unfortunately, he wasn't a computer scientist, so he wasn't very good at designing a computer language.


(This post was edited by 7stud on Apr 17, 2010, 3:42 PM)


Nila
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Apr 18, 2010, 8:33 PM

Post #3 of 3 (401 views)
Re: [Mestre] Why Perl was created? [In reply to] Can't Post

 
Perl was introduced in 1987 (4 years before Linux itself), when the author, Larry Wall, released version 1.000 of it. The reason for its creation was that Wall was unhappy by the functionality that sed, C, awk and the Bourne Shell offered him. He looked for a language that will combine all of their best features, while having as few disadvantages of its own.

Since then, perl has seen several versions, each adding additional functionality. perl version 5, which was released in 1994, was a complete re-write of the perl interpreter, and introduced such things as hard references, modules, objects and lexical scoping. Several minor versions of perl appeared since then, and the most up-to-date stable version (as of October 2005) is 5.8.x.

Perl became especially popular as a language for writing server-side scripts for web-servers. But that's not the only use of perl, as it is commonly used for system administration tasks, managing database data, as well as writing GUI applications.

 
 


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