What is Perl?

The Practical Extraction and Report Language
(aka the Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister)


Well known programs written in Perl

A number of well known programs on the Net are written in Perl. Some examples include:

  1. Satan - a security tool
  2. Weblint - an HTML syntax verifier
  3. Plexus - an HTTP server
  4. man2html - a filter to convert man pages to HTML

Similar tools/languages

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Updated: 4 December, 1995