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Happy Birthday Perl, 15 today.

by thinker (Parson)
on Dec 18, 2002 at 14:37 UTC ( #220845=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello Monks,

According to my version of the Camel, Perl 1.0 was released on December 18th 1987. Would anyone like to join me in wishing Perl a very happy Birthday. And congratulations to Larry too. I'm sure he's a very proud parent :-)



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Re: Happy Birthday Perl, 15 today.
by JaWi (Hermit) on Dec 18, 2002 at 15:51 UTC
    Does this mean he's now facing puberty? ;-)

    Happy birthday Perl!

    -- JaWi

    "A chicken is an egg's way of producing more eggs."

      Does this mean he's now facing puberty? ;-)

      Or "perl6" as it's known in the vernacular ("you're going to be going through some... changes ..." ;-)

      Perl is a "she". There was a comment a few years ago by Larry on his daughter growing up and dating Tux. There are hints in the third Camel that her name is actually Amelia.

      Which disappoints me. Some variation on Margaret makes more sense because Margaret means Pearl.

Re: Happy Birthday Perl, 15 today.
by talexb (Canon) on Dec 18, 2002 at 15:39 UTC

    OK, that means my older step-son is six days older than Perl. Makes those two dates easy to remember.

    So if Perl retires in 2052 .. that should be a hint for me to stop working, I've saved enough for my retirement. I hope.

    Happy Birthday Perl!!!

    --t. alex
    but my friends call me T.
Re: Happy Birthday Perl, 15 today.
by stefan k (Curate) on Dec 18, 2002 at 15:08 UTC
    bless perl; ('nuff said :-)

    Regards... Stefan
    you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion

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