Short Perl tutorial Instructor: Paul T arau , based on Rada Mihalcea’s original slides Note: some of the material in this slide set was adapted from a Perl course taught at University of Antwerp. 1987 Larry Wall Develops PERL 1989
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Instructor: Paul Tarau, based on RadaMihalcea’s original slides
Note: some of the material in this slide set was adapted from a Perl course taught at University of Antwerp
Larry Wall Develops PERL
October 18 Perl 3.0 is released under the GNU Protection License
March 21 Perl 4.0 is released under the GPL and the new Perl Artistic License
Perl 5.14About Perl
PERL is not officially a Programming Language per se.
Wall’s original intent was to develop a scripting language more powerful than Unix Shell Scripting, but not as tedious as C.
PERL is an interpreted language. That means that there is no explicitly separate compilation step.
Rather, the processor reads the whole file, converts it to an internal form and executes it immediately.
P.E.R.L. = Practical Extraction and Report Language
1. Clean an HTML formatted text
2. Grab URLs from a Web page
3. Transform all lines from a file into