Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Originally developed for text manipulation, it is now used for a wide range of tasks including graphics programming, system administration, network programming, applications that require database access and CGI programming on the Web.
• C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed
• powerful text processing facilities
• flexibility and adaptability
• support for multiple programming paradigms
• reference counting memory management
A&H use case 1 description:
The “Developing Archival Context Standards for Functions in the Higher Education Sector” project has used Perl to develop the web interface. Perl was used to design simple navigation between the various data components, free-text and index controlled searching based on the underlying structure of the XML formatted data and an easy means of updating existing data.
Strategy and project management:
Data publishing and dissemination:
Ruby, Java, Python
Software/programming languages used: