What is Perl?

What is Perl?

Perl is sometimes called the “Practical Extraction and Report Language,” although it has also been called a “Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister,” among other expansions. It’s actually a backronym, not an acronym, since Larry Wall, Perl’s creator, came up with the name first and the expansion later.

What is @Perl/Tk and wxPerl?

Perl/Tk and wxPerl are commonly used to add graphical user interfaces to Perl scripts. Perl is implemented as a core interpreter, written in C, together with a large collection of modules, written in Perl and C. As of 2010

What is catcatalyst used for?

Catalyst is an open source web application framework written in Perl, that closely follows the model–view–controller (MVC) architecture, and supports a number of experimental web patterns. It is written using Moose, a modern object system for Perl. Its design is heavily inspired by such frameworks as Ruby on Rails, Maypole, and Spring .

When was the first version of Catalyst released?

The first development release of Catalyst took place on 28 January 2005. The first official version was placed in CPAN on 16 February 2005. As of June 2011, Catalyst had 201 registered contributors. Catalyst is based on a ” don’t repeat yourself ” (DRY) principle, which means that definitions should only have to be made once.