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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]

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Perl Functions References Here is the list of all the important functions supported by standard Perl. Damien Learns Programming: Launch your Perl script from Notepad++ Today I am going to explain how you can be using Notepad++ to run Perl scripts. It can be convenient to launch your program directly from the editor's environment to quickly check that it compiles. Let's try and set up Notepad++ to launch the script from Wednesday's post. In the Plugins menu, you will find the NppExec plugin.Select Plugins>NppExec>Execute... You can also use the convenient F6 shortcut.

pmtools-2.0.0 - Perl Module Tools Mark Leighton Fisher / pmtools-2.0.0 Changes for version v2.0.0 Bumped version to v2.0.0 because of the major architectural change -- the 'pmtools' module now contains the routine new_pod_iterator(), which creates an iterator over @INC for all of the variants of a POD's name ('LIB/', 'LIB/MODULE.pod', and 'LIB/pod/MODULE.pod'). Perl programming documentation Perl Maven - for people who want to get the most out of programming in Perl Perlbrew