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LinuxFocus: Perl part I

Sep 19, 1999, 15:37 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guido Socher)

"This is the start of a series of articels on perl. You will not need any special experience to understand this article. Some knowledge of any procedural programming language (like C or Pascal) will make it easier to get started with Perl."

"Perl is a script language which was originally developed by Larry Wall. The source code can directly be "executed" by means of the actual perl program. This perl program is usally installed in /usr/bin/perl. Perl is in many aspects quite similar to the classic unix programs awk and sed but perl has gone a long way from there. Today you can even do object oriented programing and design graphical user interfaces with perl. Perl can easily be extended in its capabilities by means of libraries and perl archive at CPAN has many of them. This first artice will however not go into advanced topics. Instead I would like to show you some basics and have more advanced things in later articels."

"Perl is a very useful scripting language. It is univeral tool to for everyone with some programing skills."

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