Perl, aka Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister, is an actively used programming language created in 1987.

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

# Hello world in perl

print "Hello World!\n";

Example code from Linguist:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl
print "Perl\n"

Example code from Wikipedia:

#!/usr/bin/perl
use strict;
use warnings;
use IO::Handle;

my ( $remaining, $total );

$remaining = $total = shift(@ARGV);

STDOUT->autoflush(1);

while ( $remaining ) {
    printf ( "Remaining %s/%s \r", $remaining--, $total );
    sleep 1;
}

print "\n";
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Last updated February 11th, 2019