- a high-level scripting language, originally created to help automate text processing, now used more broadly.
Origin of Perl
coined in 1987 by Perl's creator, Larry Wall, U.S. computer programmer (born 1954)
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Examples from the Web for perl
Then he created an Internet version of his HyperText program, writing it in just a few hundred lines of Perl code.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
Perl and Dalia themselves are wearing beautiful sheitels of long streaming curls.
With Perl in particular, a former makeup artist, there is a sultriness to her metallic eye shadow and her painted lips.
Perl asks her bandmate Dalia as she looks it up on her iPhone.
At that same time, Perl, now 27, was going through her second divorce.
Oh, then, perhaps you can tell us the way to Perl, or Pirl Street?The wanderings and fortunes of some German emigrants
Perl gives a most interesting account of the domestic life of the family in the last days of the master's life.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas
W. J. Henderson
The fortifications of the town at the main arm of the Perl estuary could not have been more primitive.The Accumulation of Capital
- a computer language that is used for text manipulation, esp on the Internet
C20: from p (ractical) e (xtraction and) r (eport) l (anguage)
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