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I nominate Neal Stephenson, for showing that Perl has its uses even in literacy. E.g. in his book Cryptonomicon, which contains a Perl script. It starts with

#!/usr/bin/perl -s Sf=Sd?-1 1,SD=pack('C*',33 86),Sp=shift; $p=--y/a-z +/A-Z/,SU='SD=--s/(.*)US/US1/, SD=-s/U(.)/S1U/;',(SV ...
.. and according to wikipedia it is a precise description of (and indeed a Perl script for) the Solitaire cipher (called Pontifex in the book).

Rata (relying on 2nd-hand-information)

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