> Actually Perl isn't an acronym, that is a backronym.

Interesting. I've always known that I've been programming in Perl and not PERL. But I always assumed that the name came from "Practical Extraction..." or maybe "Pathologically Eclectic..." Does anyone know the story of how Larry chose the name Perl, if it's not an acronym?

It might even be worth passing this info along to the maintainers of the lexicon, since its entry for Perl is under the same misimpression I was...


In reply to Origins of the name Perl? by laughingboy
in thread Perl falls victim to shifting trends by vladb

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