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I coulda sworn CPAN and being wired to think like your brain were the reasons for Perl's longevity

by princepawn (Parson)
on Nov 06, 2007 at 16:27 UTC ( #649250=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

But it turns out that it has to do with the magnetic charisma of TimToady... you learn something new every day.


Ivan Raikov says: the first step to understanding recursion is to begin by understanding recursion.

Comment on I coulda sworn CPAN and being wired to think like your brain were the reasons for Perl's longevity
Re: I coulda sworn CPAN and being wired to think like your brain were the reasons for Perl's longevity
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Nov 06, 2007 at 17:47 UTC
Re: I coulda sworn CPAN and being wired to think like your brain were the reasons for Perl's longevity
by xdg (Monsignor) on Nov 07, 2007 at 05:19 UTC
    Python: A popular language among Web site builders. It includes features missing from Perl

    Huh?

    And I really like how they stop the Perl lineage at 4.000 in 1991. Because nothing notable in Perl has been released since...

    -xdg

    Code written by xdg and posted on PerlMonks is public domain. It is provided as is with no warranties, express or implied, of any kind. Posted code may not have been tested. Use of posted code is at your own risk.

      If you look carefully there is a arrow on the right inidicating that story continues per legend (perhaps ran out of time, space, and labour).

        Yes, but plenty of other languages have multiple version updates continuing onward. I would think that Perl 5 is a fairly major change from Perl 4 and by 2001 when the graph ends, I think that Perl 5.005 was the modern version of Perl at the time.

        -xdg

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Re: I coulda sworn CPAN and being wired to think like your brain were the reasons for Perl's longevity
by zentara (Archbishop) on Nov 07, 2007 at 13:42 UTC
    I need a GPS device to navigate that chart! :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
Re: I coulda sworn CPAN and being wired to think like your brain were the reasons for Perl's longevity
by ctilmes (Priest) on Nov 08, 2007 at 11:47 UTC
    I think the chart also underestimates the very broad heritage of Perl, which shamelessly borrows good ideas from languages all over the chart.

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