Perl is a programming language praised by many for its text processing capabilities, although as we will learn,
it has many other capacities that are very welcome in the toolset of any developer.
It was first developed in 1987 by a systems administrator working for NASA, Larry Wall.
The purpose of Perl initially was simply to make reporting systems easier, which is the reason why the language is
so efficient with text.
We will learn that it serves many other purposes in the modern technological landscape.
Perl evolved through the early 2000s as a general use language, which shaped it to become what it is today.