Perl is amazing text processing language and there is no other tool that can beat Perl in this discipline.

Perl is very definite. As a simple example, let's check out the classic "Hello World" program. Here it is in C:

int main(void) {
printf("Hello World!\n");

And here it is in Perl:

print 'Hello World!';

Get in, get out, while getting the job done. Whenever you need help with Perl, you can always check welcoming community of comp.lang.perl.