25 Years of Perl

Abigail abigail at abigail.be
Tue Nov 20 16:30:29 GMT 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:22:14AM -0500, Uri Guttman wrote:
> 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.

That's because the community missed something that the overwhelming 
majority still seems to miss: easy deployment of ready to use applications.

Matt got that part right.


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