Don't know any perl but made a quick search on net and found that they are quite similar in syntax.
I am sure you can find something on net about this..
I cannot search anymore, it is 2:30 at night here, [yaaawwwnn]gonna sleep...[/yaaawwwnn]
Sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land. Plumes of smoke rise, merge into the leaden sky. A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers, but awakes to a morning with no reason for waking. He's haunted by the memory of lost paradise. In his youth or dream, he can't be precise. He's chained forever to a world that's departed. It's not enough, it's not enough.