Perl is a very popular scripting language that is designed to build various web-oriented apps, including CGI scripts. Among the characteristics that distinguish it from alternative languages is the employment of modules - parts of Perl code which perform predefined jobs and they're commonly accepted. Basically, as an alternative to creating custom code to perform something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code inside your script, you will be able to "call" a module which is already available for this specific job and use only a couple of lines of code. This way, your script will be executed a lot faster because it'll be smaller. Employing modules will, in addition make your script easier to change considering that you'll have to go through much less code. If you intend to use Perl on your website, you have to make sure that the mandatory modules can be found on the server.
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