Robert Heinlein (for writing The Man Who Was Too Lazy to Fail)
Charlie Stross (for being a Perl programmer)
Vernor Vinge (computer scientist, who shows us TIMTOWTDI)
Douglas Adams (The universe is the result of some (perl) obfuscation contest ;-)
Stanislaw Lem for writing The Cyberiad
Roger Zelazny for writing Jack of Shadows
Larry Niven for a central premise in his Known Space universe, that aliens secretly bred humans for 'luckiness'
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Read a book on Perl
Written a book on Perl
Contributed to the Perl source code
Debugged someone else's script
Played Perl Golf
Used regular expressions to save the day
Used Perl for a certain amount of time (please specify)
Invested a certain amount of man-hours in learning Perl (please estimate)
Visited at least x Perl related events
(Co)maintain at least x active (up-river) CPAN modules
Forgotten you were not Larry Wall
One can never truly know Perl
Results (328 votes). Check out past polls.