Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages

Getting started with Perl scripting

The interpreter is the "engine" that executes scripts.
Download ActiveState's ActivePerl.
Development software:
EDIT (MS-DOS), Notepad (Windows), E (OS/2), or any other ASCII editor will do.
Basically, a Perl script is just an ASCII text file with a ".pl" extension, containing the Perl code.
A more "advanced" editor or IDE does help make scripting a lot easier.
Help files:
Available as online web manual.
I compiled a "list" of books on Perl scripting, and there are many more available.
Start by examining sample Perl scripts and exploring other Perl related sites.

Have fun!

page last uploaded: 2016-09-19, 14:57