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The Internet

Go surf. Notice how many websites have dynamic pages with .pl or similar as the filename extension? That's Perl. It is the most popular language for CGI programming for many reasons, most of which are mentioned above. In fact, there are a great many more dynamic pages written with perl that may not have a .pl extension. If you code in Active Server Pages, then you should try using ActiveState's PerlScript. Quite frankly, coding in PerlScript rather than VBScript or JScript is like driving a car as opposed to riding a bicycle. Perl powers a good deal of the Internet.