in reply to Find your own monastery: "Perl 6" is not Perl, and Perl is not a Dinosaur

Maybe we should seek the thoughts of the head monk of both Perls.

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Re^2: Find your own monastery: "Perl 6" is not Perl, and Perl is not a Dinosaur
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Feb 08, 2016 at 13:40 UTC

    His thoughts when he gave birth to Perl and the Perl community?

    From the 2nd "State of the Onion" (Monterey, 1998):

    "Now the thing about the onion is that it teaches me something about my own importance. Or lack thereof. Namely, that while I may have started all this, I'm still a little bit of the onion. Most of the mass is in the outer layers. (That's why I like to see grassroots movements like the Perl Mongers springing up.) But here I sit in the middle. I get a bit of honor for my historical significance, and you sit here patiently listening to me talk about the oddest things, but in actual fact, most people see the outside of the onion, not the inside. Unless they make onion rings. But even then, the bigger rings have more to them than the smaller rings. Let that be a lesson to those of you who wish to be "inner ringers". That's not where the real power is. Not in this movement, anyway."

    Link: http://www.wall.org/~larry/onion/onion.html

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