Perl Terms

Provides a few Perl terms and definitions.

  • Boolean - A variable that is either true or false.
  • CPAN - A collection of free Perl modules available on mirrored web sites across the world. CPAN stands for Comprehensive Perl Archive Network.
  • Environment variable - A system variable created by the operating system or web server which can be used by Perl programs.
  • Variable - A way to store data in Perl. Perl variables are scalars, array, and hash.