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PERL Programming Language Features

PERL Programming Language Features



PERL Programming Language Features - Perl is a general-purpose, HLL programming language originally developed for text manipulation and used as various tasks like system administration, web development, network programming, games, bioinformatics, and GUI development. The Camelia si the logo of Perl 6 Project. Perl comes under the family of dynamic, interpreted, high level, general purpose programming language. The full form of Perl is Practical Extraction and Reporting language. It was developed in 1987 by Larry Wall as a Unix Scripting language. Perl language inherits features from other programming language including C, Shell Script (Sh), AWK and sed. Perl 5 & Perl 6 are the popular version of Perl language.


Some facts about Perl 5 -


Perl 5 was released on October 17, 1994. Perl 5 gained popularity throughout the world in late 1990s as a CGI Scripting Language. Perl 5 was used for Network programming, finance, bioinformatics, system admins and other. Many new features are included in Perl 5 some them are Objects, reference, modules and lexical variables. Perl 5 was supported on any operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Linux.


What is the Logo of PERL 6 Project?


Camelia is the logo for Perl 6 project.


What are the features of PERL programming language?




  1. Perl DBI supports third party database like Oracle, Sybase, Postgres and MySQL.

  2. Perl supports both procedural and object-oriented programming.

  3. The Perl interpreter can be embedded easily into the systems.

  4. The Perl language can be easily worked with HTML, XML, and other mark-up languages.

  5. Perl language is automatically interpreted.

  6. Perl is stable and cross platform programming language.

  7. Perl also supports object-oriented programming.

  8. Perl also supports Unicode.



Perl 5 include features that support complex data structures, Class functions and an object-oriented programming model. These include references, packages, class-based method dispatch, and lexically scoped variables, along with compiler directives. A major additional feature introduced with Perl 5 was the ability to package code as reusable modules.

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