Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Perl turns 20 today

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Perl!
Happy Birthday to you!

I remember when Chris Alvino first introduced me to Perl back at Lucent in 1996 when he wrote a web based calendar in it. I remember looking at the language grammer and saying "WTF?". And here I am eleven years later, I look at the language grammer, I see how far it has come, how much the language has evolved... and then I still say WTF.


Perl 5.10.0 is going to release today in celebration. Yay!

Update: Wired has coverage