Perl 5.21.6

A high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language
After over 20 years of development, Perl is one of the most mature and secure programming languages around.

Main features:

  • Integrates numerous features from many other programming languages (C, awk, sed, sh, and BASIC)
  • A database interface (known as DBI)
  • Works with HTML, XML, and other mark-up languages
  • Supports Unicode
  • Y2K compliant
  • Procedural and object-oriented programming (POP and OOP)
  • Interfaces with external C/C++ libraries through XS or SWIG
  • Extensible via modules (via CPAN)
  • The Perl interpreter can be embedded into other systems
  • Comes with a module
  • Can handle encrypted Web data
  • Secure enough to be used with e-commerce transactions
  • Speed oriented
  • A mod_perl to be used with the Apache web server

last updated on:
November 21st, 2014, 12:52 GMT
license type:

Perl License

Other Free / Open Source License: Artistic License

GPL: GNU General Public License

developed by:
Larry Wall
operating system(s):
Windows / Linux / Mac OS / BSD / Solaris
C: \ Programming Tools
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