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Perl Programming Notes

     Perl is my preferred programming language, for a number of reasons. One is definitely the excellent open-source support through CPAN, which has an excellent selection of support on nearly any topic. There are some problems with inelegant syntax, and a major problem in class inheritance. However, these are easily offset by its strengths.

     The one weakness of it is speed: Perl is slower to run than compiled languages like Java. However, Perl can be extended with C routines -- which is in keeping with good programming theory to only optimize the few limiting steps rather than wasting time in optimizing all the code.

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Learn to program at Brooks College, San Jose

John H. Kim <jhkim@darkshire.net>
Last modified: Tue Mar 18 15:05:16 2003