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Practical Extraction and Report Language is a general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages designed for text processing, used for system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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First released 1987
Developed by Larry Wall
Latest stable version 5
Open-source No
Used by Yahoo, Apple, Amazon

Interesting facts

Perl can even write poems. One of these poems, entitled "Black Perl" ("Black Pearl") was mentioned by Larry Wall in the April Fool's letter to Usenet. It was originally written for Perl 3, and according to Larry himself, he experienced moral satisfaction when the poem did not pass the parser in Perl 5.


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