Sunday, January 18, 2009

History of Perl


  • In computer programming, Perl is a high level dynamic interpreted programming language.
  • Perl was developed by Larry Wall in 1987.
  • Perl is a Unix Scripting Language which is used to make report processing easier.
  • Perl is acronym of “Practical Extraction and Report Language”.
  • Perl borrows some features from C, AWK, LISP and SED.

Slogans of PERL

  • “There’s more than one way to do it”
  • “Easy things should be easy and hard things should be possible”

Symbol of PERL

  • Onion


Applications of PERL

PERL is widely used in following areas

  • System Administration
  • Web Development
  • Network Programming
  • GUI Development

PERL in Real World

PERL is used in the following highly traffic websites like

  • livejournal
  • ticketmaster
  • Slashdot
  • imdb

Finally i will say hacker's favourite language is Perl.

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