Subject:Perl programming language
Books in this subject area deal with the Perl programming language: a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl borrows features from other programming languages including C, shell scripting, AWK, and sed. The language provides powerful text processing facilities without the arbitrary data length limits of many contemporary Unix tools, facilitating easy manipulation of text files. It is also used for graphics programming, system administration, network programming, applications that require database access and CGI programming on the Web.