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<h2>Main Perl Resources</h2>

<p>
<a href="http://www.perl.com/">Perl.com</a> - O'Reilly's Perl Portal
with many interesting articles, some sections and links.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/">use Perl;</a> - a news site dedicated to Perl
, Slashdot-style. (but with much fewer comment and such of higher 
signal-to-noise ratio). Visit it to keep up to date with what's going on in
Perl.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.perl.org/">Perl.org</a> - a Perl portal by the Perl Mongers
Organization and the Perl Foundation.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.pm.org/">Perl Mongers</a> - The "Perl Mongers" Perl 
user-groups world-wide.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.cpan.org/">CPAN - The Comprehensive Perl 
Archive Network</a> - Contains a lot of modules for doing practically
anything with Perl. Why re-invent the wheel when so many different types
of them are available for free. Note that Perl distributions on various 
systems contains an easy to use interface to install modules from it, 
including dependencies.
</p>

<h2>Perl Culture</h2>

<p>
<a href="http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Programming/Languages/Perl/Poetry/">Perl Poetry</a> - 
Poems that are valid Perl programs.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://perlgolf.sourceforge.net/">Perl Golf</a> - competitions to
find out the shortest Perl programs to achieve a certain task. Looking at
the winning entries and analyzing them can actually teach you a lot about
built-in Perl features. (some of them relatively obscure).
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://perl.plover.com/qotw/">The Perl Quiz of the Week</a> - 
a quiz to write a Perl program by Mark Jason Dominus.
</p>

<h2>Prominent Perl People</h2>

<p>
<a href="http://www.wall.org/~larry/">Larry Wall</a> - the father of Perl. A
very colourful, amusing and interesting guy, who is also a competent UNIX
hacker (invented patch, rn and other utilities), and a linguist by training.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.perl.com/pub/au/Christiansen_Tom">Tom Christiansen</a> -
Perl's No. 2. Authored Several books and has been hacking with Perl and on Perl
since its early beginning. 
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://perl.plover.com/">Mark Jason Dominus</a> - Runs a web-site
that contains a lot of random information and code about Perl.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~damian/">Damian Conway</a> - a computer
science academic, who is obsessed with Perl. Wrote a book and some modules 
(including one to write Perl in Latin - ;-)), and is considered one of the
primary experts on Object-Oriented Programming in Perl. Now co-heads the Perl 6
effort.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/">Randal L. Schwartz</a> - co-authored
some of Perl's most important books and one of the top experts on Perl on the
planet.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.hut.fi/~jhi/">Jarkko Hietaniemi</a> - the 
<a href="http://www.cpan.org/">CPAN</a> master librarian, a contributor to
the core Perl distribution and external modules, and an all-around nice guy.
</p>

<h2>More Links</h2>

<h3><a href="http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Programming/Languages/Perl/">The Google Directory Perl Category</a></h3>

<p>
a comprehensive hierarchy of links.
</p>

<h3><a href="http://dmoz.org/Computers/Programming/Languages/Perl/">DMoz' Perl Category</a></h3>

<p>
The source of the above, which is more up-to-date, but is slower and does not
include Googlisms.
</p>

<h3><a href="http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Programming_and_Development/Languages/Perl/">Yahoo's Perl Category</a></h3>

<p>
<a href="http://www.yahoo.com/">The Yahoo Directory</a> used to be quite a 
useful resource before DMoz and its mirrors (like the Google Directory) came
along. Now it's relatively unmaintained, but may still contain some useful
links.
</p>