Tag Archive: language

Apr 21

Explain Stuff – What is perl?

Perl (Practical Extraction and Reporting Language) , is an interpreted programming language with a huge number of uses, libraries and resources. Arguably one of the most discussed and used languages on the internet, Perl was first brought into being by Larry Wall circa 1987 as a general purpose Unix scripting language to process mail on Unix systems and since extended by a huge cast of characters.

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