SEMINAR ON PERL : Perl introduced in 1987(4 years before Linux itself), when the author, Larry Wall, released version 1.000 of it. The reasons to creation it was that Wall was unhappy by the functionality that send, C, awk and the Bourne Shell offered him. He searched for a language that will combine all of their best features, while having a few disadvantages of its own.
Perl has seen several versions, each adding additional functionality. Perl version 5- which was introduced in 1994, was a complete re-write of the Perl interpreter, and introduced such things as hard references, modules, objects and lexical scoping. Several second-digit versions of Perl 5 appeared since then, and the most up-to-date stable version (as of November 2010) is 5.12.x.To create CGI scripts that will run on the web server and send html pages to browsers,it will use the most popular CGI scripting language,Perl(practical extraction and reporting language).Perl became most popular as a language for writing server-side scripts for web-servers. But that's not the only use of Perl, it is also commonly used for system administration tasks, managing data in database , as well as writing GUI applications.

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