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Re^2: Hacking Perl (I think)

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:20 UTC ( #922325=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Why? Because I would like to learn about the internals of Perl. And what better way to that than hacking the source?! :-)

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Re^3: Hacking Perl (I think)
by Logicus on Aug 25, 2011 at 13:11 UTC

    I guess for academic curiosity there is no better way, I just find it hard to imagine that there are more than a few dozen people on the planet capable of making any significant improvements to it.

    Personally I'd quite like to have a look at the source code to perl version 1, just to see where it all started in it's most simplistic form.

        That's true, but surely if He/She has what it takes to be at that level, His/Her talents would be better employed helping out with Perl 6?
        Some of those hundreds have only contributed documentation or patches to the bits of the core that are written in perl. Like I have. I'm in that list, but I'm not a perl-core hacker.
        Maybe Logicus meant a hundred dozens. There's still 87 to be found!

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