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Guide to Perl - The Duct Tape of the Internet

perl logoPerl is a general purpose programming language created by Larry Wall. Perl was originally created as a UNIX scripting language, although it has since been ported to other operating systems, and has also found popularity with web developers through the use of CGI which provides a simple mechanism for passing data from a web server to another program. As Hassan Schroeder, Sun's first webmaster, remarked: "Perl is the duct tape of the Internet."

This guide will give you a quick history of Perl, show you how it is used and provides some examples in Perl to get you started with the language.

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