Introduction To Perl

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Introduction To Perl

  1. 1. Introduction to Perl Alberto Garcia Gonzalez <agarcia></agarcia>@igalia.com> Master on Free Software
  2. 2. What is Perl? ● Interpreted programming language. ● Created by Larry Wall in 1987. ● Optimized for processing text files. ● Widely used in Unix system administration. ● Designed to be practical rather than elegant. ● Combines features from sh, awk and sed. ● Huge amount of modules available at cpan.org ● Influenced popular languages such as Python and PHP. ● Popularity in decline, Perl 6 delayed. Master on Free Software
  3. 3. Basic features ● Modular ● Basic object-oriented programming support. ● Unicode support. ● Internationalization support. ● Powerful regular expression operators. ● Built-in debugger. Master on Free Software

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