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Perl (Computer program language)

LC control 95010633
Topical headingPerl (Computer program language)
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Variant(s)Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister (Computer program language)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (Computer program language)
See alsoScripting languages (Computer science)
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Found inWork cat.: 95-43058: Deep, J. Developing CGI applications with Perl, 1996.
Schwartz, R.L. Learning Perl, 1994: p. 1 (Perl is short for Practical Extraction and Report Language; it's also been called a Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister; both are endorsed by Larry Wall, Perl's creator and chief architect)
Webopedia, Oct. 3, 2006 (JavaScript, ASP, JSP, PHP, Perl, Tcl and Python are examples of scripting languages.)