language: Perl


Language:
Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
Package:
MacPerl
Version:
5.2.0r4
Author:
Matthias Neeracher <neeri@iis.ee.ethz.ch>
Location:
http://www.ptf.com/macperl
Description:
MacPerl offers (nearly) all the features of Perl plus oodles of Macintosh-specific functionality!
Ports:
Macintosh
Status:
actively developed
Discussion:
mac-perl-request@iis.ee.ethz.ch (majordomo list)
Updated:
20 April 1998

Language:
Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
Package:
perl
Version:
4.0 patchlevel 36
Parts:
interpreter, debugger, libraries, tests, documentation
Author:
Larry Wall <lwall@netlabs.com>
Location:
ftp://jpl-devvax.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/perl.4.0/*
os/2:
ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/all/unix/prog*/perl4019.zip
macintosh:
ftp://nic.switch.ch/software/mac/src/mpw_c/Mac_Perl_405_*
amiga:
ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/perl4.035.V010.*
vms:
ftp://ftp.pitt.edu/software/vms/perl/*
atari:
ftp://atari.archive.umich.edu/amiga/Languages/perl*
msdos:
ftp://ftp.ee.umanitoba.ca/pub/msdos/perl/* ftp://oak.oakland.edu/pub/msdos/perl/bperl*
windows nt:
ftp://ntperl.hip.com/ntperl/ntperl5.001.src.zip ftp://ntperl.hip.com/ntperl/ntperl5.001.i86.zip
mvs:
ftp://oozelum.csi.cam.ac.uk/dist/perl-4036.tar.Z
netware:
contact Jack Thomasson <Jack_Thomasson@Novell.COM>
Description:
perl is an interpreted language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. It's also a good language for many system management tasks.
Reference:
"Programming Perl" by Larry Wall and Randal L. Schwartz, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. Sebastopol, CA. ISBN 0-93715-64-1

"Learning Perl" by Randal L. Schwartz, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. Sebastopol, CA. ISBN 1-56592-042-2

The perl FAQ, ftp from rtfm.mit.edu

Features:
like regular expression substitution
+ very-high semantic density becuase of powerful operators
+ exceptions, provide/require
+ associative array can be bound to dbm files
+ no arbitrary limits
+ direct access to almost all system calls
+ can access binary data
+ many powerful idioms for common tasks
+ 8-bit clean, including nulls
- three variable types: scalar, array, and hash table
- syntax requires variable and function prefix characters
Bugs:
comp.lang.perl; Larry Wall <lwall@netlabs.com>
Ports:
almost all unix, MSDOS, Mac, Amiga, Atari, OS/2, VMS, NT, MVS
Portability:
very high for unix, not so high for others
Discussion:
comp.lang.perl
macintosh:
mpw-perl-request@iis.ee.ethz.ch
Updated:
Febuary 7th, 1993

Language:
Perl
Package:
perl profiler.
Version:
? 1
Parts:
profiler
Author:
Anthony Iano-Fletcher <arf@maths.nott.ac.uk>
Location:
Source posted on comp.lang.perl in mid-June 1993
Description:
Profiles Perl scripts (mkpprof).

Collates data from Perl scripts (pprof)

Updated:
June 17th, 1993

Language:
BNF (yacc), Perl
Package:
perl-byacc
Version:
1.8.2
Parts:
parser-generator(perl)
Author:
Rick Ohnemus <Rick_Ohnemus@Sterling.COM>
Location:
ftp://ftp.sterling.com/local/perl-byacc.tar.Z
Description:
A modified version of byacc that generates perl code. Has '-p' switch so multiple parsers can be used in one program (C or perl).
Portability:
Should work on most (?) Unix systems. Also works with SAS/C 6.x on AMIGAs.
Updated:
January 24th, 1993

Language:
Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
Package:
perl5
Version:
5.005
Parts:
interpreter, debugger, libraries, tests, documentation
Author:
Larry Wall <lwall@netlabs.com>
Location:
many!
africa:
ftp://ftp.is.co.za:/programming/perl/CPAN/
australia:
ftp://coombs.anu.edu.au:/pub/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.mame.mu.oz.au:/pub/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.tekotago.ac.nz:/pub/perl/CPAN/
austria:
ftp://ftp.tuwien.ac.at:/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/
canada:
ftp://mango.pinc.com:/pub/mirrors/CPAN/
czech rep.:
ftp://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz:/MIRRORS/ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/
denmark:
ftp://sunsite.auc.dk:/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/
finland:
ftp://ftp.funet.fi:/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/
france:
ftp://ftp.ibp.fr:/pub/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.pasteur.fr:/pub/computing/unix/perl/CPAN/
germany:
ftp://ftp.leo.org:/pub/comp/programming/languages/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de:/pub/CPAN/
greece:
ftp://ftp.ntua.gr:/pub/lang/perl/
hungary:
ftp://ftp.kfki.hu:/pub/packages/perl/
japan:
ftp://ftp.lab.kdd.co.jp:/lang/perl/CPAN/
netherlands:
ftp://http://www.cs.ruu.nl/pub/PERL/CPAN/
new zealand:
ftp://ftp.tekotago.ac.nz:/pub/perl/CPAN/
poland:
ftp://ftp.pk.edu.pl:/pub/lang/perl/CPAN/
portugal:
ftp://ftp.ci.uminho.pt:/pub/lang/perl/
slovenia:
ftp://ftp.arnes.si:/software/perl/CPAN/
spain:
ftp://ftp.rediris.es:/mirror/CPAN/
sweden:
ftp://ftp.sunet.se:/pub/lang/perl/CPAN/
switzerland:
ftp://ftp.switch.ch:/mirror/CPAN/
taiwan:
ftp://dongpo.math.ncu.edu.tw:/perl/CPAN/
uk:
ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk:/pub/mirrors/perl/CPAN/ ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk:/mirrors/perl-CPAN/
usa:
ftp://ftp.cdrom.com:/pub/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.cis.ufl.edu:/pub/perl/CPAN/ ftp://uiarchive.cso.uiuc.edu:/pub/lang/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.delphi.com:/pub/mirrors/packages/perl/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.uoknor.edu:/mirrors/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.sedl.org:/pub/mirrors/CPAN/ ftp://ftp.metronet.com:/pub/perl/ ftp://ftp.sterling.com:/CPAN/
Description:
Perl5 is a major rewrite and enhancement to perl4. It adds real data structures (by way of "references"), un-adorned subroutine calls, and method inheritance. It is repackaged with many extensions that can be dynamically loaded in the interpreter at runtime.
Features:
  • very-high semantic density becuase of powerful operators like regular expression substitution
  • no arbitrary limits
  • exceptions
  • variables can be tied to arbitrary code (like dbm)
  • direct access to almost all system calls
  • can access binary data
  • many powerful idioms for common tasks
  • 8-bit clean, including nulls
  • dynamic loading of extensions
  • constructors, destructors, multiple inheritence, and operator overloading
  • support for writing secure systems
  • many useful libraries and extensions
References:
http://language.perl.com/ http://www.perl.com/pace/pub "Programming Perl" by Larry Wall and Randal L. Schwartz, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. Sebastopol, CA. ISBN 0-93715-64-1

"Learning Perl" by Randal L. Schwartz, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. Sebastopol, CA. ISBN 1-56592-042-2

Extensions:
  • Tk - easy to use X11 interface
  • tcl - dynamically load Tcl into perl
  • Curses - sreen-based
  • CGI - easy web programming
  • perlmenu - http://www.cc.iastate.edu/perlmenu/
  • DBI - interfaces to many relational databases
  • Safe - secure execution of untrusted code
  • Penguin - distributed secure execution of untrusted code
Bugs:
Send bugs to <perl-bugs@perl.com>
Ports:
Almost all unix systems, Amiga, Atari, LynxOS, Macintosh, MPE, MS-DOS, MVS, Netware, OS/2, QNX, VMS, Windows 3.x, Windows NT (http://info.hip.com/ntperl/PerlFaq.htm)
Portability:
Extreamly high.
Updated:
July 8th, 1999

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