[TUHS] Book Recommendation [ reallly inscrutable languages ]

Douglas McIlroy douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Wed Nov 17 05:29:48 AEST 2021

> My belief is that perl was written to replace a lot of Unix pipelines,

I understand Perl's motive to have been a lot like PL/I's: subsume
several popular styles of programming in one language. PL/I's ensemble
wasn't always harmonious. Perl's was cacophony.


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