About Perl.com

Since 1997 Perl.com has been the home for quality articles about Perl programming, news and culture. The website is managed by the The Perl Foundation.

The site editor is David Farrell, who can be reached via email. Also on staff is senior editor brian d foy.

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Perl is a general purpose language for getting things done. Created by Larry Wall, Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 36 years of development. The Perl language is supported by The Perl Foundation. For the latest language news and versions, check out Perl.org.