background preloader

Perl

Perl
Though Perl is not officially an acronym,[5] there are various backronyms in use, such as: Practical Extraction and Reporting Language.[6] Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.[7] Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions. The latest major stable revision of Perl 5 is 5.18, released in May 2013. Perl 6, which began as a redesign of Perl 5 in 2000, eventually evolved into a separate language. Both languages continue to be developed independently by different development teams and liberally borrow ideas from one another. History[edit] Early versions[edit] Wall began work on Perl in 1987, while working as a programmer at Unisys,[9] and released version 1.0 to the comp.sources.misc newsgroup on December 18, 1987.[14] The language expanded rapidly over the next few years. Perl 2, released in 1988, featured a better regular expression engine. Early Perl 5[edit] 2000–present[edit] Name[edit] Related:  OLE AutomationScripting LanguagesPerl

List of programming languages The aim of this list of programming languages is to include all notable programming languages in existence, both those in current use and historical ones, in alphabetical order, except for dialects of BASIC and esoteric programming languages. Note: Dialects of BASIC have been moved to the separate List of BASIC dialects. Note: This page does not list esoteric programming languages. A[edit] B[edit] C[edit] D[edit] E[edit] F[edit] G[edit] H[edit] I[edit] J[edit] K[edit] L[edit] M[edit] N[edit] O[edit] P[edit] Q[edit] R[edit] S[edit] T[edit] U[edit] V[edit] W[edit] X[edit] Y[edit] Z[edit] See also[edit]

PHP PHP is a server-side scripting language designed primarily for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994,[4] the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Development Team.[5] PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page,[4] but it now stands for the recursive acronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.[6] The standard PHP interpreter, powered by the Zend Engine, is free software released under the PHP License. PHP has been widely ported and can be deployed on most web servers on almost every operating system and platform, free of charge.[8] The PHP language evolved without a written formal specification or standard until 2014, leaving the canonical PHP interpreter as a de facto standard. History[edit] Early history[edit] PHP development began in 1995 when Rasmus Lerdorf wrote several Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs in C,[10][11][12] which he used to maintain his personal homepage. PHP 3 and 4[edit] <!

Oriel (scripting language) The suggested extension for an Oriel script file was ORL. Oriel was distributed with two executables: ORIEL.EXE, and MKRUNTIM.EXE. The former was the Oriel interpreter, which when invoked would prompt the user to choose a script file for execution. The latter gave the user the ability to create custom executables by bundling a script within a copy of the interpreter. In this way, an Oriel program could be distributed and run in the same way as any other Windows EXE. The language was named after the oriel style of bay window. The following program displays a modal dialog box containing a hello, world message. MessageBox(OK, 1, INFORMATION, "Hello, world!" An Oriel program will always possess a main window over which a dialog box of this type would appear. { Oriel comments are placed between curly brackets } UseCaption("Welcome to Oriel") WinGetActive(windowName$) WinShow(windowName$, MAXIMIZE, resultValue) MessageBox(OK, 1, INFORMATION, "Hello, world!" Batch file

blogs.perl.org — blogging the onion C (programming language) C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time,[8][9] and C compilers are available for the majority of available computer architectures and operating systems. C is an imperative (procedural) language. It was designed to be compiled using a relatively straightforward compiler, to provide low-level access to memory, to provide language constructs that map efficiently to machine instructions, and to require minimal run-time support. C was therefore useful for many applications that had formerly been coded in assembly language, such as in system programming. Despite its low-level capabilities, the language was designed to encourage cross-platform programming. A standards-compliant and portably written C program can be compiled for a very wide variety of computer platforms and operating systems with few changes to its source code. The C language also exhibits the following characteristics: The cover of the book, The C Programming Language For example:

PowerBuilder PowerBuilder is an integrated development environment owned by Sybase, a division of SAP. It has been in use since 1991, peaking around 1998 with around 100,000 users.[1] In May of 2015 SAP announced that Appeon would take over future development and marketing of PowerBuilder while Intellectual Property would remain with SAP.[2] While Powerbuilder's market share has diminished, many applications created with it are still in use. In 2010, Sybase released a major upgrade to PowerBuilder with support for the Microsoft .NET Framework.[3] Originally announced as PowerBuilder 15, PowerBuilder 12.6 was released in August 2014. Sybase sold another programming language called PocketBuilder.[5] It was based on PowerBuilder and used for creating applications that run on mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs. Features[edit] PowerBuilder has a native data-handling object called a DataWindow, which can be used to create, edit, and display data from the database. Usage[edit] History[edit]

PIKT PIKT is cross-categorical, multi-purpose software for global-view, site-at-a-time system and network administration. Applicability includes system monitoring, configuration management, server and network administration, system security, and many other uses. PIKT consists of a feature-rich file preprocessor; a scripting language; a flexible, centrally directed process scheduler; a customizing file installer; a collection of command-line extensions; and other useful tools. The PIKT binaries are written using a combination of C, lex (flex), and yacc (bison). PIKT is in widespread use at thousands of sites around the world, although its popularity is diminished by the perception that it is complicated to set up and difficult to administer. PIKT was first released publicly on October 17, 1998, and has undergone numerous revisions since then. Project Name[edit] PIKT is an acronym: Problem Informant/Killer Tool. Portability[edit] License[edit] Authors[edit] See also[edit] External links[edit] pikt.org

Perl Weekly: A Free, Weekly Email Newsletter for the Perl Programming language

Related: