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Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst programmers. Larry Wall continues to oversee development of the core language, and its upcoming version, Perl 6. Perl borrows features from other programming languages including C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed. The language provides powerful text processing facilities without the arbitrary data length limits of many contemporary Unix tools, facilitating easy manipulation of text files. Perl gained widespread popularity in the late 1990s as a CGI scripting language, in part due to its parsing abilities. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Perl)

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Metadata related to 'perl' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'perl': 78 (4.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'perl' across all Ariadne articles: 228
  • Average number of references to 'perl' per Ariadne article: 2.92
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'perl': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'perl': 0.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'perl':

  1. ian peacock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. ed summers (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jason cooper (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive

Stephen Pinfield, Mike Gardner, and John MacColl with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

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