LinuxVoice has an interview with Perl creator Larry Wall. "So I was the language designer, but I was almost explicitly told: 'Stay out of the implementation! We saw what you did made out of Perl 5, and we don’t like it!' It was really funny because the innards of the new implementation started looking a whole lot like Perl 5 inside, and maybe that’s why some of the early implementations didn’t work well."
July 15, 2015
An Interview with Larry Wall (LinuxVoice)
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