Perl

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Perl is developed since 1987 and it looks similar with C. Is used often to write CGI scripts (interface between server and other scripts).

Includes a detailed documentation and thousands of tutorials, also they have an active forum community.

It supports procedural and object oriented programming, it offers built in functions and you can write your own.

Can encrypt web data and interact with C or C++ libraries.

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