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Perl 4 went through a series of maintenance releases, culminating in Perl 4.036 in 1993. At that point, Wall abandoned Perl 4 to begin work on Perl 5. Initial design of Perl 5 continued into 1994. The perl5-porters mailing list was established in May 1994 to coordinate work on porting Perl 5 to different platforms. It remains the primary forum for development, maintenance, and porting of Perl 5.
The last version PERL 6 was released in 2013.
"Programming Perl", published by O'Reilly Media, features a picture of a dromedary camel on the cover and is commonly called the "Camel Book". This image of a camel has become an unofficial symbol of Perl as well as a general HACKER emblem, appearing on T-shirts and other clothing items.
Why PERLThe full question was like this:
Which is the better language to learn perl or PHP? Which do you think will benefit me more?
Let me try to answer her on this blog as the answer might be interesting to more people.
I think the answer, as to most questions:
It depends on a lot of things.
Would you like to be a programmer or a system administrator? For a system administrator, Perl is much better than PHP, to the point that I don't think anyone uses PHP for system administration. Neither for Linux/Unix not for Windows.
If a programmer, would you like to build mostly web applications or are you interested in back-end automation as well? For example test automation? Configuration management? For the back-end stuff Perl is way better than PHP.
Basically the only area where PHP might provide better career opportunities is the field of web development.
Mind you, that's a huge market, but there are other things as well that might interest you.
Anyway. Basically in every field, except web development, you'd be better off with Perl.
In the web development field you need to think about other things as well. According to all measurements, in the last 10 years there were a lot more web applications written in PHP than in Perl. There are lot more people working as PHP programmers than Perl programmers.
So for you, who is probably going to look for a job the choice is like this:
Learn PHP. Have a lot more opportunities but have a lot more competition of low salaried employees.
Learn Perl. Have fewer job offers but have a lot less competition for those positions.
In the past few years we have seen a sharp increase in the need for good Perl developers in a number of cities around the world.
Of course I simplified. There are more factors to take into account. Even if you only look at the job market.
I hope this help.
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