Perl programming language marks 25th birthday

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 19, 2012 10:19 AM EDT
The Register; By Neil McAllister
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Perl, the open source programming language used by developers and sysadmins to automate any number of text-wrangling and data-management tasks, celebrates its 25th birthday on Tuesday. It was on December 18, 1987 that Larry Wall released Perl 1.0, posting the source code to the Usenet newsgroup comp.sources.misc.

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