25 Years of Perl

Dave Cross dave at dave.org.uk
Thu Nov 22 12:25:33 GMT 2012

Quoting Guinevere Nell <guinevere.nell at gmail.com>:

> On that subject, I recall that search.cpan.org sucked at the start and I'm
> not sure who fixed it (the search) and who maintained CPAN (and it's
> accumulating wonderful -- and sometimes silly -- modules) but yeah it's the
> heart of most development ...

That's a good point. I know when CPAN started (1995) but I don't know  
when search.cpan.org launched. Can anyone help there?

>                               on the irc topic, will you be mentioning
> purl? I think she was around as far back at least as 19100, and I think she
> knows as much about Perl's history as any of us..

I already have purl on my list. Thanks :)


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