Ø Perl takes
the best features from other languages, such as C, awk, sed, sh, and BASIC, among others.
Ø Perl works with third-party databases like Oracle, Sybase,
Postgres, and many others through the abstract database interface called DBI.
Ø Perl can work with HTML, XML, and other mark-up languages.
Ø Perl has Unicode support. Perl always has been and always
will be Y2K compliant.
Ø Perl supports
both procedural and object-oriented programming.
Ø Perl can interface with external C/C++ libraries through
XS or SWIG.