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PERL Scripting Language is Created

Backbone:50Kbps ARPANET, 56Kbps CSNET, 1.544Mbps(T1) NSFNET
Hosts:5089

Larry Wall developed PERL, a powerful programming language optimized for text processing and available as freeware. PERL later became very popular for building WWW server-side scripts. Wall developed PERL in 1986 when he worked at Unisys. "PERL" is short for "Practical Extraction and Report Language."

Larry Wall
Larry Wall