in reply to If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:

Thriller: Perl is a very dense language as dense of events a thriller has to be. Perl is so concise to be similar to a short thriller movie, worth the Oscar in its category ;)

In my bibliotheca I maintain a section dedicated to fun, which contains:

just for fun (please do not feel offended, humor is humor..): if programming laguages were religions or cars other cars or car pictures or women or boats or drinks or bands or philosophers or natural language?

L*

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