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Perl stands for "Practical Extraction and Report Language." It is a programming language that processes text. In this respect, it is a scripting and report tool. Recently, programmers have been using Perl to build CGI (Common Gateway Interface) scripts for Web servers. More information about Perl is available at the Web sites listed on the related entries page.
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