Anthony's Perl Notes

Perl is a programming language that is incredibly powerful and incredibly easy.  It's technically a scripting language... you don't compile Perl programs into binary executable files, instead you run them with an interpreter.  Anyway Perl is what drives most of the dynamic content that you see on the internet.  And you can use it to write cool little utilities for your own system too.  The thing about Perl is... it's honestly fun to program in Perl.  After learning C and C++ and dealing with all the nonsense they contain, learning Perl is so refreshing and simple and fun.  And it's so easy that you can teach yourself with my little tutorial here, and learn the rest at, and never need to take a course or spend tons of time learning it.  It's just that easy.  And did I mention that it's powerful?  And fun?