PGTS Journal Edition 0002
Writing scripts for interpreters, shells and or script engines offers considerable savings in coding time. There is often a penalty in execution time. However this is not always the case. The rise of perl has been a remarkable success story. Although attempts are now being made to compile perl code, it is usually interpreted. It is widely believed that compiled code results in performance that is superior to that delivered by interpreters. However before reaching conclusions, it is always a good idea to test your assumptions.
Using perl to help with formatting text. Why would you want to do this?
Sometimes it can assist your understanding of HTML.