I am new in perl programming. Although I am not interested to switch in perl programming. But, sometimes it is needed to handle large file such as greater than 50M size. In that case, java is very slow to work. That’s why, I am going to start perl programming for specific need.
Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst programmers. Larry Wall continues to oversee development of the core language, and its upcoming version, Perl 6.
Perl borrows features from other programming languages including C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed.The language provides powerful text processing facilities without the arbitrary data length limits of many contemporary Unix tools, facilitating easy manipulation of text files. It is also used for graphics programming, system administration, network programming, applications that require database access and CGI programming on the Web. Perl is nicknamed “the Swiss Army chainsaw of programming languages” due to its flexibility and adaptability.
I have written some programs in perl. Large file handling which java requires 30 minutes to complete where perl does within few minutes. That’s why developer guys like perl. Although I am too. I have a plan to write more programs perl in future. It’s awesome. I will start posting some article about perl as early as possible. Remember, I am a novice guy in developing world and try to learn new tech.