Perl is a high-level, dynamic, general-purpose programming language. The current major version is Perl 5, with the following up-to-date releases:
- perl-5.8.9 - stable version
- perl-5.10.0 - experimental stable.
Perl has many modules and extensions available on CPAN - The Comperhensive Perl Archive Network.
Perl has proven popular for web development (which is the topic of this wiki) as well as for many other tasks, including Bio-Informatics, GUI programming, system adminstration, text processing, prototyping, etc.
- Perl-Begin - a site for Perl Beginners
- The Perl Homepage
- PerlNet - A Perl Wiki.
- Perl.com - an O'ReillyNet Perl Portal
- Perl on the wikipedia