Mathematics & Computer Science Department
Rivier College
420 Main Street  Nashua, NH

Software Catalog

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Brief Description

             Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is a language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. It's also a good language for many system management tasks. The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal).

             Perl is perhaps the most popular scripting language on the Internet. Perl can use sophisticated pattern matching techniques to scan large amounts of data quickly.

             Perl is used in Programming Language and Advanced Perl classes.

                  Perl can be downloaded free of charge from ActiveState.       

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Last date page was modified: October 2nd,2010