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Title    Perl, the Glue That Holds the Internet (and SN) Together, Turns 30 This Year
Date    Thursday October 12, @01:07AM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the There’s-more-than-one-way-to-do-it,-but-sometimes-consistency-is-not-a-bad-thing-either dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/10/11/210212

canopic jug writes:

Ruth Holloway at Red Hat's marketing site, OpenSource.com, has a retrospective on three decades of perl covering some history and a few of the top user groups. The powerful and flexible scripting language perl turns 30 at the end of this year. It is a practical extraction and reporting language widely used even today and has a dedicated community. It's ease of use and power made it the go-to tool through the boom of the 90's and 00's when the WWW was growing exponentially. However, its flexible syntax, while often an advantage, also functions as a sort of Rorschach test. One that some programmers fail. Perhaps two of its main strengths are pattern matching and CPAN. The many, mature perl modules available from CPAN make it a first choice for many when needed to draft something quickly or deal with a quick task.


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  2. "perl turns 30 at the end of this year" - https://opensource.com/article/17/10/perl-turns-30
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