Thursday, May 5, 2011

What is Perl ?

I just re-discovered Perl and I wanted to share my passion for this programming language.
It's easy to use, very powerful and multiplatform. It has been created in 1987 and it use some of the fonctionality of the C language.
It's very efficient for string computing with this very powerfull regulars expressions.
What is great with Perl is that it has a lot of libraries like for socket using or for http access.

Example of the syntax : 
my %foo = ( bar1 => [1,2], bar2 => [3,4});

Example of programs made in Perl :

  • Bugzilla
  • Irc bots
have a look on


  1. ohhhh perl looks like a complicated language e___e!

  2. not that much ! very easy to get in