Perl is an abbreviation of Practical Extraction and Report Language, which can be translated into "Practical Report Extraction Language".
Perl is an advanced, versatile, straightforward, dynamic programming language.
Perl was originally designed by Larry Wall on December 18, 1987.
Perl borrows features from C, sed, awk, shell scripts, and many other programming languages.
The most important feature of Perl is the integration of regular expressions in Perl and the huge third-party code base CPAN.