CGI/Perl Guide | Learning Center | Forums | Advertise | Login
Site Search: in

  Main Index MAIN
Search Posts SEARCH
Who's Online WHO'S
Log in LOG

Home: Perl Programming Help: Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Perl?



Jan 19, 2001, 11:21 AM

Post #1 of 1 (5903 views)
What is Perl? Can't Post

(From the Perl FAQ)

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.


Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.0

Web Applications & Managed Hosting Powered by Gossamer Threads
Visit our Mailing List Archives