Duct Tape Quotation
uri at stemsystems.com
Tue Nov 20 01:02:05 GMT 2012
On 11/19/2012 06:03 PM, andrew-perl08 at mail.black1.org.uk wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 09:58:51PM +0000, Tom Hukins wrote:
>> Perl was once described as "the duct tape that hold the Internet
>> together". As I recall this phrase comes from the webmaster of
> Tried looking in the OED and that doesnt shed any light.
> But following amused me
> 1995 Economist 1 July The..servers that make up the most
> popular part of the Internet are often written in Perl, and
> virtually all Web-based information exchanges are handled with the language.
that is bizarre. they must be conflating cgi/perl apps with the web
servers themselves. and no way did 100% of the web exchange run on perl.
i can't guess percentage but c was in heavy use for crawlers and such.
but this is not a quote from a technical source so it can be just
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