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Re: Why Use Perl?

by diskcrash (Hermit)
on Mar 25, 2001 at 13:04 UTC ( [id://66995] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why Use Perl?

Greetings Great Gremlin-

I turned to Perl for very pragmatic reasons: NT and Solaris compatibility, rich network tools - FTP and sendmail right out of the box, zero cost - no internal budget problem, a lively support community and good documentation.

Upon arrival in Perland - there were more treasures; no memory leaks, good performance, faaaast change cycle, clear syntax, and no &%^*&% proprietary tools needed.