My half-life with Perl


Twenty-five years of Perl. And I’m a tiny bit over 50. Having been there, at the beginning with Perl, I will recount the early days through the modern era (or as much as I can cover in the time provided). I’ll deliver first-hand experience of the creation of the Camel Book, the Llama book, and the way I invaded comp.unix.questions with Perl 2 answers so often that people would post “no Perl please”. Oh, and my version of the story of the Schwartzian Transform.

Century CD
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 13:30 to 14:30