Larry Wall Quotes
Larry Wall (born September 27, 1949) is a computer programmer and author. He created the Perl programming language.
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When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It's limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.
Younger hackers are hard to classify. They're probably just as diverse as the old hackers are. We're all over the map.
Take Lisp, you know its the most beautiful language in the world -- at least up until Haskell came along.
The world has become a larger place. The universe has been expanding, and Perl's been expanding along with the universe.
As a linguist, I don't think of Ada as a big language. Now, English and Japanese, those are big languages. Ada is just a medium-sized language.
I want to see people using Perl to glue things together creatively, not just technically but also socially.
Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
Computer languages differ not so much in what they make possible, but in what they make easy.