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mod_perl

Software that integrates Perl programming with the Apache Web server. It provides several features including the ability to access databases and use Perl in Apache modules and configuration files. CGI scripts also run considerably faster. The mod_perl software and other Perl utilities are available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) at http://cpan.org. See Perl.



Perl

(Practical Extraction Report Language) A programming language written by Larry Wall that combines syntax from several Unix utilities and languages. Introduced in 1987, Perl is designed to handle a variety of system administrator functions and provides comprehensive string handling functions. It is widely used to write Web server programs for such tasks as automatically updating user accounts and newsgroup postings, processing removal requests, synchronizing databases and generating reports. Perl has also been adapted to non-Unix platforms. See mod_perl and LWP. See also PURL.



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