The A-Z of Programming Languages: Perl

Did you know that Perl creator Larry Wall thinks the community ‘paints a little picture in heaven’? In a lengthy interview about the history of Perl, Wall talks about the evolving nature of programming languages, especially Perl, and in the future a lot of people will be getting into programming as a profession, but not calling it programming. Wall’s genius is expressed in his desire to not recognise Perl in 20 years, instead to design the ability to create things we will need in 20 or 100 years. And, yes, Wall picked the Camel mascot as it is ‘an animal that is self-sufficient in a dry place’.


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