N/APosted on - 01/20/2012
What is Perl and for what is it commonly used? Who will be providing the support? Who developed it? Why are they giving it without any charge? Which version of Perl is good to use? What are the differences between Perl4, Perl5 and Perl6? What about Ponie?
Questions Regarding Perl and the Differences between Versions
Perl is a dynamic programming language originally developed by Larry Wall. It is high-level, general purpose, interpreted and dynamic language. It is first used by unix to make report processing a little bit faster and easier. Perl 4 was released in March 1991 and is one of the most used version of Perl. Perl 5 is the current major release and it can run scripts and it uses concepts of references and data complexity. Perl 6 is the newest version of the application. Ponie was supposed to be one of the projects of Perl but was abandoned for the release of Perl 6. Details can be found here http://perldoc.perl.org/perlfaq1.html#What-are-Perl-4,-Perl-5,-or-Perl-6? And http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl.