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Perl

[purl] /pɜrl/
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1.
a high-level scripting language, originally created to help automate text processing, now used more broadly.
Origin of Perl
1987
coined in 1987 by Perl's creator, Larry Wall, U.S. computer programmer (born 1954)
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Perl

/pɜːl/
noun
1.
a computer language that is used for text manipulation, esp on the Internet
Word Origin
C20: from p(ractical) e(xtraction and) r(eport) l(anguage)
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