The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Perl programming language:

Perlhigh-level, general-purpose, interpreted, multi-paradigm, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.[1] Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst programmers. Larry Wall continues to oversee development of Raku. Note that Perl and Raku are receiving ongoing development, therefore making Perl a family of programming languages. It stands for Practical Extraction and Reporting Language which processes data using pattern matching technique.

What type of thing is Perl?

Other names for Perl

Aspects of Perl

Strengths of Perl

Weaknesses of Perl

Components of Perl

Perl documentation

Perl language structure

Perl language structure

Elements of a perl script

Programming tools

Text editors that support Perl scripting

Perl support


Publications about Perl

Books about Perl

Magazines about Perl

History of Perl

Versions of Perl

Perl was derived from

Perl software

Commercial software programmed in Perl

Free software programmed in Perl

Perl culture

Perl organizations

Perl personalities

Perl writers


Implementations of Raku

See also


  1. ^ Sheppard, Doug (2000-10-16). "Beginner's Introduction to Perl". Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  2. ^ Free Software Foundation. "What is free software?". Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ Richardson, Marjorie (1999-05-01). "Larry Wall, the Guru of Perl". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  4. ^ Wall, Larry. "perl - The Perl language interpreter". Perl 5 version 12.2 documentation. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  5. ^ [1] Tim O'Reilly quoting Hassan Schroeder, Sun's first webmaster]
  6. ^ type at the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
  7. ^ Shaffer, C.A. Data Structures and Algorithms, 1.2
  8. ^ Castro, Elizabeth (2001). Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web. Peachpit Press. p. 314. ISBN 978-0-201-73568-0. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
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