Diving for Perl

Command Line Heroes

Episode | Podcast

Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2019 07:05:10 +0000

<p>Languages come and go. A few have the right stuff to rise to the top—and fewer stay there. Perl had a spectacular rise, a quiet slump, and has now found its place in the world of programming.</p> <p>Perl seemed destined to rule the web. <a href="https://twitter.com/_mstevenson">Michael Stevenson</a> and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebursell/">Mike Bursell</a> describe how Perl’s design made it ideal for the early web. We hear from <a href="https://twitter.com/conormyhrvold">Conor Myhrvold</a> about its motto: “There is more than one way to do it.” <a href="https://liz.nl/">Elizabeth Mattijsen</a> shares how—despite Perl’s strength—a long development cycle slowed Perl’s growth. And although it’s not the top web language anymore, <a href="https://twitter.com/siracusa">John Siracusa</a> points out that Perl lives on as a niche tool.</p> <p>If you want to dive deeper into the story of Perl, head on over to <a href="https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes">redhat.com/commandlineheroes</a>.</p> <p>Guest John Siracusa also co-hosts three podcasts. Check out <a href="https://atp.fm/">Accidental Tech Podcast</a>, <a href="https://www.relay.fm/rd">Reconcilable Differences</a>, and <a href="https://www.theincomparable.com/robot/">Robot or Not?</a></p>