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Re: Question of the thing we call "Perl"

by seeker (Curate)
on Feb 02, 2001 at 16:01 UTC ( #55983=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Question of the thing we call "Perl"

I have peen a programmer since before there were microprocessors. Sometimes the work was fun, sometimes drudgery. During that time I never experienced the sense of community I see in the Perl world. Yes, Perl is a language to get the work done. Yes it has made boring work easy for me. But Perl is also a community of people, whom I only know or know about on-line, but those whom I wouldn't mind knowing better.

That's not always true of any community. IMHO, the community is the true value of Perl. Everything else is just syntax.

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