netbuzz writes: "Whether you prefer to call it “the duct tape of the Internet,” “the Swiss Army chainsaw,” or just its given name, the Perl programming language turns 25 today. Perl 1.0 was released by its creator Larry Wall on Dec. 18, 1987."
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too
hard to write.