Name:About Perl
Category:Perl
Author:Conor
Tip:Perl is a language everyone should learn. Its a powerful language particularly well suited for text processing. It can be used as a much more powerful alternative to shell scripting, it can be used for creating dynamic websites (i.e. this site), it can be used for accessing databases, and it is great for pre-processing gigantic text files so that you can actually work with them. Ken has a bunch of books on Perl on the bookshelf in 221. They are definitely worth reading