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PM: history

by perlinux (Deacon)
on May 11, 2004 at 08:52 UTC ( #352352=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Fellow monks,

I was trying to explain my idea of a learn&collaboration site to my friends. The most obvious example is PM. But they say: "Cool but very complex..". Like everything, also PM has a beginning. Can you tell me the first idea of PM (errors and improvements)? I'm a PerlMonk since February, and I would like to read a short narration of the history of this community (even with dates, names & places, if you want :-) ), with his first functionalities and features. Maybe there's a link on a PerlMonk personal site that I don't have seen...Thanks to all.

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Re: PM: history
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on May 11, 2004 at 12:18 UTC
    You can always use the wayback machine to see the first pages archived at, but that only has a few pages, and only goes back to September 2001.

    Unfortunately, perlmonks denies robots, so the monastery itself isn't archived there.

    cLive ;-)

      I was thinking about how long I've been coming here now. It's hard to believe it's been over 3 years. Though it is still basically the same. The have been improvements and what not, but it doesn't strike me as much different then when I joined. (Which I consider a good thing)


      "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
Re: PM: history
by defyance (Curate) on May 11, 2004 at 19:48 UTC
    Here's an idea for you. Check out the early nodes of some of the gods. Many changes that have taken place here are outlined in some of thier nodes, specifically vroom.

    A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking. -- Arthur Block

      Fine nodes! I was trying to read the first, simply writing the node in the GET parameters. But I've found (on the first nodes): permission denied. See with your eyes... What kind of mistery?.....:-(
Re: PM: history
by flyingmoose (Priest) on May 14, 2004 at 18:32 UTC
    In the beginning, there was a Larry, and Larry said "Let there be Perl", and there it was, and it was good. Then came O'Reilly, seeing the work of the larry, and saying "Let there be Camels", and it was good. But slightly funny looking, smelly, and temperamental. And then a bunch of monks came, to worship the camel, chanting something incomprehensible, blessing the camel, and eating lots of strawberries. What, no strawberries you say? Well that's a boring story then.
Re: PM: history
by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on May 16, 2004 at 19:30 UTC

    I keep a list of node archeological finds on my homenode. It may answer some of your questions, or at least give you a taste of what things used to be like.

Re: PM: history
by Anneq (Vicar) on May 11, 2004 at 09:57 UTC

    Did you look here or here? Not sure how much history is there, though.


    Changed the first reference to "Perlmonks FAQ", instead of to the page to comment on this node. Thanks to QM for pointing that out. That clears up the mystery on why my node is getting negative voting. I guess I'm broken in now. Heh heh heh.


      Your first link takes him to the page to comment on his on node! Aggghhh!!

      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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