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Chapter 16. CGI and Perl > A Brief Perl Tutorial

A Brief Perl Tutorial

JavaScript and Perl have some common features in terms of general structure, but Perl is unique and very powerful. One of the more powerful structures within Perl is a pattern-matching feature called regular expressions. JavaScript, too, has regular expressions; by comparing the two, you can learn about both. However, before getting to regular expressions, a quick overview of Perl is in order.

Unique Variable Characters of Perl

Perl distinguishes between different types of variables using a set of symbols with their own names. They include the following:


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