FAQ 1.1 What is Perl?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by PerlFAQ Server, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. This is an excerpt from the latest version perlfaq1.pod, which
    comes with the standard Perl distribution. These postings aim to
    reduce the number of repeated questions as well as allow the community
    to review and update the answers. The latest version of the complete
    perlfaq is at http://faq.perl.org .

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    1.1: What is Perl?

    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.



    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    The perlfaq-workers, a group of volunteers, maintain the perlfaq. They
    are not necessarily experts in every domain where Perl might show up,
    so please include as much information as possible and relevant in any
    corrections. The perlfaq-workers also don't have access to every
    operating system or platform, so please include relevant details for
    corrections to examples that do not work on particular platforms.
    Working code is greatly appreciated.

    If you'd like to help maintain the perlfaq, see the details in
    perlfaq.pod.
    PerlFAQ Server, Feb 15, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. PerlFAQ Server
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    376
    PerlFAQ Server
    Jan 6, 2011
  2. PerlFAQ Server

    FAQ 1.4 What are Perl 4, Perl 5, or Perl 6?

    PerlFAQ Server, Jan 23, 2011, in forum: Perl Misc
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    288
    PerlFAQ Server
    Jan 23, 2011
  3. PerlFAQ Server
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    657
    PerlFAQ Server
    Feb 3, 2011
  4. PerlFAQ Server

    FAQ 1.4 What are Perl 4, Perl 5, or Perl 6?

    PerlFAQ Server, Feb 27, 2011, in forum: Perl Misc
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    279
    PerlFAQ Server
    Feb 27, 2011
  5. PerlFAQ Server
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    662
    PerlFAQ Server
    Apr 4, 2011
Loading...

Share This Page