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

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