Now that the USENET archive is available online, I set down to find the first post that mentioned Perl. Many timelines
mention it was posted to <ode>comp.sources </code> in late 1987; however, I haven't been able to find such post. The first post that does mention Perl is this one
, by Daniel Faigin, in May 13, 1997, who talks about Larry Wall's 3-month old "child" called "Perl" (along with Aaron, Heidi, MetaConfigure...). The first post in the comp.sources
hierarchy that does mention Perl, asking about it, is in this thread
, and Larry answers "it's been in the queue for some time". After that, there are several patches posted to that newsgroup, and even an Amiga port as early as May. But not that first post... żDoes anybody have it? Probably comp.sources is not really archived by google; if so, can anybody post it? Is it online?