25 Years of Perl

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 21:41:12 GMT 2012

On 21/11/2012, at 8:29 AM, Uri Guttman wrote:

> On 11/20/2012 04:17 PM, 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 recall it was perl home pages. and it definitely was written in perl in the earliest versions. note how much of the syntax and other stuff was stolen from perl and then ruined beyond all recognition.

I was also under the impression that PHP took the worst bits of perl and went off on that trajectory.

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