What are the Features of Perl Language?

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.