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Clearly you need to stop asking your son for programming advice. C/C++ is not a good place to start, and yes, you can get an interactive prompt with Perl. (there's more to it than a simple command-line option, but still, it can be done.)
Instead, ask here. We know far more about Perl than your son, and can give you the best answers. Don't give up!
I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.