PERL the creation of Larry Wall is a useful programming language which has the advantage of being cross platform for almost any computer OS I have encountered.
I have run PERL programs on my Amigas, on Wintel OS machines, on my OS MAC and under Linux. Write once - share with many! There are even
some GUI (Graphic User Interface) versions of PERL.
There is a tendency for people to orientate towards their favorite programming language with a religious fervor. I do not think that is my outlook. I used to program long ago in LOGO and in BASIC. I never learned C. I have dabbled with Tk/TCL which seems to be a pretty nice language. However I know enough PERL that I can actually accomplish making useful programs pretty quickly and taking 6 months to become as facile in a different language never seems to happen.
Here is a list of the PERL Examples I have put up to share:
My major PERL project is WebPed, a program to make pedigrees. It is sitting at the point where it
makes pedigrees (see some examples
It still needs refinements:
Periodically I find myself answering a question about PERL programming. I would consider myself an intermediate level PERL programmer.
There are a large number of sites devoted to basic and advanced PERL tutorials such as A Beginner's Introduction to Perl 5.10 so I am not going to attempt to replicate those sites.
The purpose of this set of pages is to provided some working examples of PERL programs that have been useful to people who asked me how to solve a particular problem in PERL
I have included comments in the code to help you understand how things work. I have deliberately not made these programs compact and "elegant" because many of the usages which compact a program also make its logic harder to follow for a person new to a particular programming language.
These scripts are made available under the GNU/GPL license.
Here is a short list of my favorite PERL resource websites, in general you do not need to log in or provide personal information to use these sites:
There are also a number of good PERL discussion groups at groups.google.com:
|Nature, Natural History, Art||Dog Related Links||Computer related Links|
Sans Souci Nursery|
In Maryland, home of fine Irises, Dahlias and selected other plants for your garden.
Borzoi information site. Including articles by Bonnie Dalzell on coat color and performance
Free! Easy to install, easy to use, independent of Micro$oft, open source operating system which can revive your older computer.
Pictures of 17 year Locusts (Cicadas) at Hydes Maryland in 2004.||
Madagascar Coton de Tulear Club of America|
An independent breed registry with scientific guidance to promote the breeding of temperamentally sound healthy companion dogs.
|BATW.net, Bonnie Dalzell's computer related pages Includes Humor, HTML Lessons and Perl Lessons|
|Beautiful pictures of Trilobites from Ernst Heckel's Kunstformen der Natur.||
Bonnie Dalzell's collection of Borzoi Pedigrees online.|
Over 50,000 pedigrees with ancestors color coded.
|BATW.net, Web Page Construction Lessons|
Bonnie Dalzell's online portfolio|
Strange and Future Beasties
|The Dog Dimension: Discussions of population genetics in relation to breeding fit, healthy dogs||Bonnie Dalzell's Perl Scripts, Perl Lessons and Perl Links|
|Silkenswift Borzoi pages Somewhat outdated website for Bonnie Dalzell's Borzois|