25 Years of Perl

Dave Cross dave at dave.org.uk
Tue Nov 20 16:36:32 GMT 2012

Quoting Uri Guttman <uri at stemsystems.com>:

> 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.

I know quite a lot about that too. I drove that initiative :-)

> that archive is now also forgotten as no one seems to mention them  
> in the age of modern perl and such.

Watch this space - http://act.yapc.eu/lpw2012/talk/4239 !


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