What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose, high-level programming language that has been in widespread use since the mid-1990s.

As a high-level programming language, Perl is closer to human language and more abstracted from the computer's hardware. It's a computer language that's designed to be easier for humans to read, write, and understand.

Perl is suitable for writing both simple scripts as well as complex applications.

Some notable websites that currently use (or have previously used) Perl include:

Should you wish to download, install, and run a self hosted edition of MIDAS, you'll need a server with a Perl environment available.

A couple of options are available for installing Perl in a Windows server environment. These include ActivePerl and Strawberry Perl.

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