About Perl

Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 25 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects.

For more information about Perl, visit www.perl.org.

Perl has a strong and vibrant world wide user community.

The Perl Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code. It coordinates the efforts of numerous grass-roots Perl-based groups and carries the legal responsibility for the Perl language and several core Perl web sites.

Perl Mongers are local user groups of Perl enthusiasts.  They get together periodically to discuss Perl and related topics.  Meetings are usually informal and there’s always a social element.

Perl Monks is an online community of Perl users ranging in experience from beginners to those working on the internals of perl itself.  It’s a good place to go to improve your Perl programming skills or to hang out with other Perl users.

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