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  Perl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perl is widely used in finance and bioinformatics, where it is valued for rapid application development, ability to handle large data sets, and the availability of many standard and third-party modules.
Perl is implemented as a core interpreter, written in C, together with a large collection of modules, written in Perl and C. The source distribution is, as of 2005, 12 MB when packaged in a tar file and compressed.
Perl developers rely on the functional tests to ensure that changes to the interpreter do not introduce bugs; conversely, Perl users who see the interpreter pass its functional tests on their system can have a high degree of confidence that it is working properly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perl   (5777 words)

 perlintro - perldoc.perl.org
Perl has most of the usual conditional and looping constructs except for case/switch (but if you really want it, there is a Switch module in Perl 5.8 and newer, and on CPAN.
Perl's regular expression support is both broad and deep, and is the subject of lengthy documentation in perlrequick, perlretut, and elsewhere.
Perl modules provide a range of features to help you avoid reinventing the wheel, and can be downloaded from CPAN (http://www.cpan.org/).
perldoc.perl.org /perlintro.html   (2375 words)

 Perl 6 - perl6
Perl 6 Essentials is the first book that offers a peek into the development of the new Perl language while it's still in flux.
Written by members of the Perl 6 core development team, the book covers the development not only of Perl 6 syntax but also Parrot, the language-independent interpreter developed as part of the Perl 6 design strategy.
And finally, the entire Perl community is invited to participate in the design and implementation of Perl 6.
dev.perl.org /perl6   (381 words)

 About Perl - perl.org
Perl is Open Source software, licensed under its Artistic License, or the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Perl 1.0 was released to usenet's alt.comp.sources in 1987
Perl is the most popular web programming language due to its text manipulation capabilities and rapid development cycle.
www.perl.org /about.html   (242 words)

 oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Programming Perl, Third Edition
Perl is a powerful programming language that has grown in popularity since it first appeared in 1988.
Any Perl book can show the syntax of Perl's functions, but only this one is a comprehensive guide to all the nooks and crannies of the language.
Perl threads are still experimental although that should be fixed in the not too distant future.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/pperl3   (1815 words)

 WDVL: The Perl You Need to Know
Perl - the very thought evokes a heady, adrenaline rush in the hearts of hard-core hackers, and an intimidating sense of anxiety in practically everyone else.
The good news is that you don't need to master Perl to make it useful: Perl is simply a hammer, with which you can build a birdhouse or a mansion.
This article assumes Perl 5 as the reference version of Perl, which has supplanted the popular but older Perl 4 by several years now.
wdvl.internet.com /Authoring/Languages/Perl/PerlfortheWeb   (507 words)

 M-J. Dominus Perl Paraphernalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The reason Perl is used mostly for small programs is that the immune system kicks in if you overdose on it and although Perl looks like bat barf, most people will just stop coding before they actually Herl.
Perl was created to solve those problems that were caused by real and artificial stupidity -- file formats created by morons, log files that were almost completely useless, idiotic incompatibilities between programs, etc...
To enable these, Perl 5 introduced a feature called `references', and using references is the key to managing complicated, structured data in Perl.
perl.plover.com   (2247 words)

Perl 5.6.1 (or newer) source is known to compile fine on Domain/OS.
As of Perl 5.8.0 it is suggested that instead of JPerl (which is based on a quite old release of Perl) you should just use Perl 5.8.0, since it can do all that JPerl did, and more.
JPerl Perl 5.005 binaries for MS-Windows and MS-DOS (DJGPP)
www.cpan.org /ports   (3497 words)

 What is Perl? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Because of its strong text processing abilities, Perl has become one of the most popular languages for writing CGI scripts.
Perl is an interpretive language, which makes it easy to build and test simple programs.
Most instructional Perl material only teaches enough to get an interested programmer informed enough to write shell or C programs in Perl.
www.pcwebopaedia.com /TERM/P/Perl.html   (470 words)

 Downloading the Latest Version of Perl
Perl Package Manager: Use the Perl Package Manager (PPM) to view and install the large collection of modules and extensions that are available in binary packages at the ActiveState Package Repository.
Perl was originally envisioned and written for Unix.
Note that the standard Perl distribution compiles even on most closed-source systems now, so the ports directory is of somewhat limited utility for them.
language.perl.com   (1015 words)

 The Perl Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Perl Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code.
The Perl Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Holland, Michigan.
Ponie is the project name for Perl 5.12, a bridge between Perl 5 and Perl 6.
www.perlfoundation.org   (273 words)

 Rex Swain's HTMLified Perl 5 Reference Guide
This is an HTMLified version of the Perl 5 Desktop Reference, ISBN 1-56592-187-9, copyright © 1996 by Johan Vromans.
See Perl 5 Desktop Reference for information about ordering a printed copy ($6.95) of the booklet from O'Reilly.
All Perl functions can be used as list operators, in which case they have very high or very low precedence, depending on whether you look at the left or the right side of the operator.
www.rexswain.com /perl5.html#input   (3190 words)

 Amazon.com: Learning Perl, Second Edition: Books: Randal L. Schwartz,Tom Christiansen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perl is a language for easily manipulating text, files, and processes.
Perl technical support is informally available -- often within minutes -- from a pool of experts who monitor a USENET newsgroup (comp.lang.perl.misc) with tens of thousands of readers.
I came to this book knowing next to nothing about Perl, and with a few misconceptions to boot (that Perl's syntax is 'write-only', it's primarily a CGI tool, etc.), and now I am not sure that epiphany would cover it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565922840?v=glance   (1679 words)

You may distribute this document either under the Artistic License (comes with Perl) or the GNU Public License, whichever suits you.
You may say that the files are "mirrored from CPAN".
Perl core and CPAN modules documentation (Randy Kobes)
www.cpan.org   (223 words)

 Planet Perl
I've known perl and UNIX for quite a while now and I've used various parts of the excellent perl community such as perlmonks and irc for help in the past, and it's really great now to have the opportunity to work on a very interesting module.
DBI itself is very old, the Perl 5 version of the module started out in 1994 and has accumulated a lot of historical baggage throughout the years.
My project, a Perl 6 DBI could be summed up as a bridge between the Perl 5 version of DBI and the future DBI2 in both architectural and timeline sense.
planet.perl.org   (8575 words)

 Perl 5.8.8 documentation - perldoc.perl.org
If you are new to the Perl language, good places to start reading are the introduction and overview at perlintro, and the extensive FAQ section, which provides answers to over 300 common questions.
For quicker navigation, enter any Perl function, manpage, or core module name into the search box to jump directly to the appropriate section (full search results will still be available).
To obtain Perl itself, please go to http://www.perl.org/get.html.
perldoc.perl.org   (288 words)

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Please note that many applications use Perl modules and the documentation for those modules can be found on CPAN.
An introduction to Perl's three basic data structures: scalars, arrays of scalars, and associative arrays of scalars, also known as hashes.
The basic IPC facilities of Perl are built out of the good old Unix signals, named pipes, pipe opens, the Berkeley socket routines, and SysV IPC calls.
www.perl.com /pub/q/documentation   (685 words)

 Amazon.com: Programming Perl (3rd Edition): Books: Larry Wall,Tom Christiansen,Jon Orwant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First, it's an introduction to the Perl language for those who are new to programming; also, it's a guide for those who are coming from other languages; and, finally, it's a Perl language reference.
Among Larry Wall's other pursuits is being a linguist, and it's perhaps for this reason that Perl is a peculiarly flexible language with many routes to achieving the same ends, as the authors ably demonstrate.
Any Perl book can have a title, but only this book is affectionately known by all Perl programmers as "The Camel." This third edition of Programming Perl has been expanded to cover version 5.6 of this maturing language.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596000278?v=glance   (2280 words)

 Welcome to XML::Xerces
The exception is some functions in the C++ API which either have better Perl counterparts (such as file I/O) or which manipulate internal C++ information that has no role in the Perl module.
Using these classes is as simple as creating a perl subclass of the needed class, and redefining any needed methods.
Simplified Wrapper Interface Generator (SWIG) is an open source tool by David Beazley of the University of Chicago for automatically generating Perl wrappers for C and C++ libraries (i.e.
xerces.apache.org /xerces-p   (1671 words)

 Cetus Links: 16604 Links on Objects and Components / Perl
Perl is an interpreted language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information.
I'm not one of these people who can sit down and design an entire system from scratch and figure out how everything relates to everything else, so I knew from the start that I had to take the bear-of-very-little-brain approach, and design the thing to evolve.
Perl FAQ Index (Tom Christiansen and Stephen P. Potter)
www.cetus-links.org /oo_perl.html   (384 words)

 oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Perl Cookbook
You'll find hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" for manipulating strings, numbers, dates, arrays, and hashes; pattern matching and text substitutions; references, data structures, objects, and classes; signals and exceptions; and much more.
The Perl Cookbook is written by Tom Christiansen, Perl evangelist and coauthor of the bestselling Programming Perl and Learning Perl; and Nathan Torkington, Perl trainer and co-maintainer of the Perl Frequently Asked Questions list.
perl, but you'll definitely turn to it once you feel competent enough that you want to try something more than what is contained in your usual introduction-to-perl style books.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/cookbook   (1445 words)

 Larry Wall's Perl Page
Almost anything related to Perl, including kits, ports and docs can be found on the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, CPAN for short.
If you have a Perl question that is not answered in the Fine Manual, and I don't answer right away, try comp.lang.perl.misc (after reading the Perl FAQs, of course).
If you're working with Perl 5 you might want to join the mailing list perl5-porters@perl.org to get the most recent patches and documentation.
www.wall.org /~larry/perl.html   (374 words)

 Perl.com: The Source for Perl -- perl development, perl conferences
Perl is so good at handling plain text files that it's seductively easy to use them when you need something better.
Perl 6 is the long-awaited rewrite of the venerable Perl programming language.
Perl 6 Summary for December 18, 2005 [Perl 6 Summaries]
www.perl.com   (1765 words)

The perlfaq comes with the standard Perl distribution, so if you have Perl you should have the perlfaq.
You can view the source tree at http://cvs.perl.org/viewcvs/cvs-public/perlfaq/ (which is outside of the main Perl source tree).
I copied the perl binary from one machine to another, but scripts don't work.
faq.perl.org   (2850 words)

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