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    Ok let me be the first one to post here


    What is Perl, What is it for? similar to Emacs?
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    Perl is a programming language, much like shellscripting, but Perl has much more powerful support, for example databsae support, xml-parsers and much more.

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    Perl stands for Practical Extracting Report Language. It was designed to work on text material. Like andutt stated, it is widely used for scripting purposes. I believe PERL is a hybrid language where it's somewhat compiled into it's own psuedocode which in turn is interpreted by the PERL interpreter.
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    It has also been said to stand for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
    [ [ SykkN alloc ] initWithThePowerTo: destroyYouAll ];
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    That's like saying LISP stands for Lots of Irritating Single Parenthesis instead of the real meaning List Processing. =)
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    I see, hm, what about emacs, emacs is for CC+ right? is it the same with perl?
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    What are you talking about? Emacs is a text editor. Perl is a programming language.

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    Oh, ho ho, I see, thanks. so that means perl is similar to Visual Basic of Microshit? Hm, I think I'd better search the web for details, anyway, thanks a lot there.
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    Perl simlilar to Visual Basic? How did you get that?
    [ [ SykkN alloc ] initWithThePowerTo: destroyYouAll ];
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    Emacs is written in LISP (this still boggles my mind). PERL is not in anyway related to Microsoft's programming language Visual Basic.
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