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Re: What got you interested in Perl?

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Dec 29, 2001 at 11:34 UTC ( #135090=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What got you interested in Perl?

I had had just been introduced to Athena (née Project Athena) and doing lots of cshell scripting (please, I don't need pointers to "Csh considered harmful"). And I came across a wrapper for zephyr. Zephyr is MIT's "instant messaging" service that long predates AIM, ICQ, et al. It's also used at CMU and a few other places. Anyways, the wrapper chose a random signature from a flatfile for these messages, and I wanted to add features that the author was opposed to so I slowly figured out how to do it myself ;-).

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