25 Years of Perl

Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Sat Nov 24 05:16:14 GMT 2012

I'd agree with you on python but I can say the Ruby community is packed
full of nutballs and is very entertaining. Probably not too surprising
considering ruby's perlish origins. So perhaps chalk that up to perl too ;)

Written on my phone
On Nov 23, 2012 6:57 PM, "Uri Guttman" <uri at stemsystems.com> wrote:

> On 11/23/2012 08:30 PM, James Laver wrote:
>> On 24 Nov 2012, at 00:36, Uri Guttman <uri at stemsystems.com> wrote:
>  yapc has yet to be properly copied. no one else delivers more bang for
>>> the buck and fun as well.
>>> mjd invented lightning talks and they are at many confs now, not just
>>> lang ones. another perl invention with no credit given.
>> How are these perl inventions? They are community inventions.
> perl forms the core of the community and attracts the developers who add
> to the community. it is hard to separate them. i have told this to people
> about why i like perl and why perl has so many smart hackers. any community
> that would allow Acme:: and lauds it, has something special there. it stems
> from larry and timtowtdi and encouraging and allowing for creativity. humor
> is a part of that. i know larry fairly well and we all have seen his sense
> of humor. i met guido once at oscon and he seemed to have no fun even when
> putting a pie in dan sugalski's face. ask a python coder about the fun of
> the lang. ask them if they would sanction an Acme:: like name space. even
> the choice of Acme is funny!
> our community has more fun. that is a win for perl. :)
> uri

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