Perl is a programming language developed by Larry Wall, specially designed for text processing. There are following great feature of Perl Language
Perl takes the best features from other languages, such as C, awk, sed, sh, and BASIC, among others.
Perl's database integration interface DBI supports third-party databases including Oracle, Sybase, Postgres, MySQL, and others.
Perl works with HTML, XML, and other mark-up languages.
Perl supports Unicode.
Perl is Y2K compliant.
Perl supports both procedural and object-oriented programming.
Perl interfaces with external C/C++ libraries through XS or SWIG.
Perl is extensible. There are over 20,000 third party modules available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN).
The Perl interpreter can be embedded into other systems.