25 Years of Perl

Uri Guttman uri at stemsystems.com
Tue Nov 20 16:22:14 GMT 2012

On 11/20/2012 11:00 AM, Dave Cross wrote:
> Quoting Uri Guttman <uri at stemsystems.com>:
>> in that vein you should also mention matt's scripts. evil code but
>> they helped perl gain massive numbers of users. many were kiddies but
>> some actually learned perl.
> Yes. I'm well aware of the effects of Matt's scripts. In fact I think I
> may have already mentioned that in this very discussion.

you did but i didn't see that before i posted. the number of posts about 
matt's crap on usenet was enormous. it took the community way too long 
to rewrite them in clean safe code. that archive is now also forgotten 
as no one seems to mention them in the age of modern perl and such.


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