Perl is a scripting language which allows for rapid prototyping of projects formerly done with a programming language or a shell. It incorporates all the functionality of C. The topics in the will aid all computer users - from end user to programmer to administrator alike. Many in-class labs support the material.
Who created it ?:
Perl was first brought into being by Larry Wall circa 1987 as a general purpose Unix scripting language to make his programming work simpler. Although it has far surpassed his original creation, Larry Wall still oversees development of the core language, and the newest version, Perl 6.
Where can I get it ?:
Many web hosts and Unix / Linux machines already have Perl installed and running, so check with your host or system administrator first. If you're installing on a local machine, go to the Perl web site
, click on the 'Downloads' link, and find the version for your operating system. There are binary packages available, or you may install it from the source code
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