Perl is a programming language which we use to execute some high-level tasks quickly, mainly related to text processing.

Designed by Lary Wall, this was maybe one of the first languages to come with, more than its sub-culture, a philosophy (e.g., "there's more than one way to do it" or "be lazy") and own universe.

Pieces of code we wrote

  1. stampit — to stamp pdf files after their name.
  2. bib2wiki — to generate a template for wikilaussy from bibTeX.
  3. doi2bib — to generate a bibTeX entry from the doi of an article.


The -s option (such as is used in bib2wiki) to read arguments from the command line is very convenient.