Perl

Perl is one of the scripting languages on my dislike list.  I learned it early and felt that it was cumbersome to use.  It was one of the scripting languages often used for system programming in UNIX.  Personally, I prefer other scripting languages such as PHP for web work and Bash for system level scripting.  Now to be clear, the last time I had to work with Perl was around the time of Perl 4 before any object oriented changes were made to the language so I really do not know the state of the art for Perl.  Some people like it and I have used it so it does rank a page with references.

Perl Resources

 

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