Perl is well known as the "duct tape of the internet." Perl is also the duct tape for many applications.
In particular, Perl is widely and easily adapted to connect mainframe systems to a front-end web display
system. See how Barclays and eXtropia used Perl for real time, heavy duty finance.
First presented at O'Reilly Open Source Conference in August 1999 in Monterey, California
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