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Re: What was the bait (project, problem or opportunity) that hooked you on Perl?

by jrsmith (Pilgrim)
on Jul 07, 2010 at 13:36 UTC ( #848461=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What was the bait (project, problem or opportunity) that hooked you on Perl?

I was working a manual labor job right out of high school to convince myself that I needed to go to college for some reason, and since I "knew about compooters", I weaseled my way into the technical documents library. I convinced my boss to let me digitize everything and write a search engine. He let me expense Teach Yourself Perl In 21 Days, and I spent the next week writing the first web application (and first bit of custom app development period) that this company had ever undertaken. 10 years later, our flagship CMS is written in perl, the old search engine is still running, and dot net is looming over me. Still, we had a good run.
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[stonecolddevin]: o/ planetscape
[Sinistral]: I think that just the sight of his username now causes a downvote storm. I agree, and the gratuitous use of formatting does make reading hard. I've given him +1 on things where there seemed to be actual good advice, but I think the big
[Sinistral]: nail in coffin was the rant against a Schwarzian Transform
[stonecolddevin]: at best, from what i've seen, his knowledge is accurate up to maybe 2002. the sheer volume of words is mostly worthy of a downvote in most cases though i think
[erix]: ITYM Schwartzian Transform :P
[erix]: hey planetscape :)
[planetscape]: howdy stonecolddevin, erix
[Sinistral]: eric Aye. I thought I typed that wrong. All hail Randall! I listen to him on FLOSS Weekly
[Discipulus]: i think his vacuus, trombon like, absence of meaning, joined with a ostentatious style, after many years irritates the most
[erix]: easy to get wrong -- I guess that was sund's point, too :P

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