What is the full form of PERL?

PERL stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. Open source CGI scripting programming language. Written in 1987. Still one of the most popular web programming languages mostly due to its powerful text-manipulation facilities. A huge number of Perl scripts are available for download.

Perl is a multi-purpose programming language that has been adapted for the creation of dynamically generated web pages, which can interface with a database.

Perl is free to use, and most popular on Unix and Linux web hosts. There are however versions available for Windows.

Perl is one of the oldest and most popular languages used for the web, as such there is a huge code base developers can draw upon. Most of the newer languages are easier to learn, however not as versatile.

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