[Israel.pm] Perl Meme

Gabor Szabo gabor at perl.org.il
Mon Sep 6 01:32:42 PDT 2004

I just found this in my inbox that might be interesting to a few souls


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Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 08:21:50 +1000
From: Scott Penrose <scottp @ dd.com.au>

A really great site has been started by one of the organisers of


What is the perl meme?

  It's lots of ideas that together define why perl is so different.

  It is the idea that there should be "more that one way to do it", the
idea  that a language should make easy jobs easy and hard jobs
possible, the idea that laziness, patience and hubris are virtues (for
a programer).

  perl itself is evolving at a rate unlike any other programming
language.  Those of us who use it for a living are excited by how
powerful and  expressive the language is and how close to the 'problem
set' it is. With the development of perl 6 well underway, the language
is set to  expand and take on even more functionality not found
anywhere else. In  our opinion, this makes it the language of choice
for solving many of the software problems of the future.

  This site is devoted to spreading the perl meme and to providing an
easy  place to find complete, working examples of good perl code. In
the process of using this site, we hope that we help you to become
better equipped to use perl and to evaluate language choices

  We hope we can convey some of the power and fun we get out of working
with  perl and some insights into how perl developers think.

  We hope you'll find some of these ideas infectious. ;-)


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