Happy Birthday Perl!

- - posted in Ancient Archives

Perl is 20 years old today, and Perl 5.10 has been released, the first major new version for five years. Read Perl 5.10 for people who are not totally insane for a summary of the neat bits.

I can’t mention Perl without feeling compelled to mention Ruby (the guilty conscience of a lapsed Perlist - I spend much more time with Ruby nowadays) so I’ll add that Ruby will be 15 next year, a couple of years older than Java.