Ackermann Function
Fibonacci Sequence
Heapsort Function
Hello World
List Operations
Random Number Generator

Pathetically Eclectic Rubbish Lister


Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language. It is used for mission critical projects in the public and private sectors and is widely used to program web applications of all needs.

One of the most important critiques moved against Perl, is that the semantic and syntax are too complex, and not very orthogonal.

Perl's motto is that everything can be done in multiple ways, while other programming languages stress the design goal: only one way to do one thing.

On the other hand the language is very powerfull, and full of ready to use libraries.

Test Name Speed Rank
Ackermann Function 5/8
Fibonacci Sequence 5/8
Random Number Generator 4/8
Heapsort Function 5/8
Hello World 2/8
List Operations 2/7

Last updated: Sun Jan 18 11:15:31 CET 2004


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