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Perl Programming

A Course on Perl Programming

Perl is a well-established programming language that has been developed through the time and effort of countless free software programmers into an immensely powerful tool that can be used on practically every operating system in the world.

The Perl languages borrow features from other programming languages including C, shell script (sh), AWK, and sed; They provide text processing facilities without the arbitrary data-length limits of many contemporary Unix command line tools.[15] Perl 5 gained widespread popularity in the late 1990s as a CGI scripting language, in part due to its unsurpassed regular expression and string parsing abilities.

In addition to CGI, Perl 5 is used for system administration, network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other applications, such as for GUIs. It has been nicknamed “the Swiss Army chainsaw of scripting languages” because of its flexibility and power, and also its ugliness. In 1998, it was also referred to as the “duct tape that holds the Internet together,” in reference to both its ubiquitous use as a glue language and its perceived inelegance.

Perl is a highly expressive programming language: source code for a given algorithm can be short and highly compressible.

different purposes but developed for use in multiple applications. For those just delving into the world of programming, this can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of languages that are simple to learn, highly versatile to use, and make a great starting point for gaining fluency in the coding universe. Perl is one of those languages, and this course will teach you everything you need to know.

Perfect Perl the Easy Way

  • Work with different data types including strings, numbers, variables and user input

  • Create and use array, subroutines, hashes, and regular expressions in Perl applications

  • Gain a conceptual understanding and practical skills to construct your own levels

  • Become competent with the Perl language family and its use in various applications

  • Prepare a foundation of knowledge for learning other more complex languages.

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