25 Years of Perl

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 21:40:23 GMT 2012

On 21/11/2012, at 8:17 AM, Randy J. Ray wrote:

> On 11/20/12 1:10 PM, Dirk Koopman wrote:
>> On 20/11/12 20:42, DAVID HODGKINSON wrote:
>>> As did PHP. And the rest is history.
>> Speaking of which, is it just a folk memory that suggests that the first
>> 'P' in PHP once stood for "perl"?
> I thought, for the longest time, that "PHP" had originally been an acronym for "Perl Hypertext Pages". But people deny that, so I can't be sure.

I was understanding that it stood for Personal Home Page.  Which is why at one point I called a Catalyst app I wrote for offline web publishing 'MyPHP' - which clearly stood for My Personal Home Page.  I should probably rewrite it using Dancer or Flask or something.

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