Perl class at the JC
kevin at oreilly.com
Mon Jan 5 16:51:31 CST 2004
PERL is a programming language for writing CGI applications. It's main
strength is that it doesn't have any unnecessary warnings or strictures. It
is a direct descendent of Perl, a programming language which was used
mainly by programmers. However, the original language required too much
reading and thinking and so PERL was developed as a language which was more
in tune with the requirements of the Internet age.
At 02:36 PM 1/5/2004 -0800, Tom Anderson (Thomas H) wrote:
>Perhaps he intends to use the Inline::PERL module.
>"It should work perfectly the first time" -toma
>Gene Boggs wrote:
> > > CIS 54.31 Perl & CGI
> > > 6675 T 6:00pm- 8:00pm KIRKPATRICK
> > >
> > > Description: An introduction to PERL (program extraction report
> > > language) which is used to create common gateway interface (CGI) scripts
> > > for use in Internet web sites. Emphasis will be placed on theory as it
> > > relates to practice. Students will create original Perl scripts from the
> > > Internet which they will revise. Lab emphasis will be placed on
> > > incorporating the Perl scripts into an existing web site. (Credit course
> > > for grade or CR/NC)
> > A couple problems here:
> > 1) PERL is not written in ALL CAPS because..
> > 2) ..it is not an acronym and hasn't been quite a few years now.
> > 3) Also that is the wrong acronym anyway. It's actually "Practical
> > extraction and reporting language".
> > This makes me wonder about the quality of such a course when the
> > description is not even close with respect to such simple little
> > things.
> > -Gene Boggs
> > Software engineer and pedantic Bastard
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