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Re: My first approach to Perl. How has been yours?

by trammell (Priest)
on Sep 02, 2005 at 20:19 UTC ( #488778=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first approach to Perl. How has been yours?

The first time I heard of Perl was in the summer of 1991 when Eric McCaughrin (sp?) was commenting on something I was trying to do in C--he thought Perl would have been a better fit for the problem. (He was right.)

Fast forward to 1996, cobbling together some CGI scripts for Fermilab experiment #872 (see e.g. DONUT), learned Perl 4. Been writing C code in Perl since. :-)

Tangentially, Stanford University physicist Martin Perl won the 1995 Nobel Prize for discovering the tau lepton; the corresponding neutrino was "discovered" by the DONUT experiment.

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