PERL is Practical Extraction and Reporting language, which is a high level programming language written by Larry Wall. The more recent expansion is Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister .
PERL is a free open source language.
It is simple to learn as its syntax is similar to C
It supports OOP – Object oriented programming like C++
Unlike C/ C++ it is a lot more flexible in usage
When do we use PERL for Programming:
Generally PERL is used to develop web based applications even though libraries are available to program web server applications, database interfaces and networking components. Example: The popular e-commerce site www.amazon.com was developed with PERL.
Advantages of programming in Perl
As mentioned above, PERL
-is easier to understand due to its simple syntax
-is easier to use due to its flexibility
-is easily readable