Perl and the Web

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Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

  • Perl used to be the most popular web programming language due to its text manipulation capabilities and rapid development cycle.

  • Perl is widely known as "the duct-tape of the Internet".

  • Perl can handle encrypted Web data, including e-commerce transactions.

  • Perl can be embedded into web servers to speed up processing by as much as 2000%.

  • Perl's mod_perl allows the Apache webserver to embed a Perl interpreter.

  • Perl's DBI package makes web-database integration easy.

Updated on 28-Nov-2019 07:02:12