Robert's Perl Tutorial
$string="perl"; $num=20; $mx=3; print "The string is $string and the number is $num\n"; $num*=$mx; $string++; print "The string is $string and the number is $num\n";
Note the easy shortcut
*= meaning 'multiply $num by $mx' or,
Of course Perl supports the usual
+ - * / ** % operators. The last two are
exponentiation (to the power of) and modulus (remainder of x divided by y).
Also note the way you can increment a string ! Is this language flexible or what ?