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.
|Developed by||Larry Wall|
|Latest stable version||5|
|Used by||Yahoo, Apple, Amazon|
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.