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Byte.com: Practical Perl — Perltropolis

“Saying Perl is a programming language is like saying Manhattan
is a city. Sure Manhattan is a city, but for many people it is so
much more.”

“Perl is to programming languages as Manhattan is to
cities.
It wasn’t the first, but it has risen (often on the
shoulders of its brethren) to a higher level. It is an icon and a
beacon.”

“This month, I hope to explore some of Perls boroughs in an
effort to expose it as the rich, featureful, cosmopolitan
development environment it is.”

Complete
story
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