25 Years of Perl

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Tue Nov 20 14:10:42 GMT 2012

>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Savige <ajsavige at yahoo.com.au> writes:

Andrew> An amusing anecdote from the very early days that illustrates how
Andrew> Perl attracted some of its early users is that merlyn relentlessly
Andrew> answered requests for Unix sed, awk, and shell help with snippets
Andrew> of *Perl* code. Indeed, he did this so often that posters began
Andrew> inserting "No Perl please" in their posts! As you might expect,
Andrew> that served only to increase the volume of Perl snippet
Andrew> responses.

Those were good times. :)

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