Are you looking for a practical extraction and report language? Try PERL!
Never heard of Perl? It's kind of like C, sed, awk, sh, csh, Pascal, and BASIC-PLUS. Well, if you're looking for a popular, powerful, and platform independent scripting language that can be used to write quick utility programs as well as complex World Wide Web gateways, check out Perl:
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