Salon Magazine: The joy of PerlOct 13, 1998, 09:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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How Larry Wall invented a messy programming language -- and changed the face of the web.
Larry Wall smiles when he recalls the message that Yahoo co-founder David Filo sent him several years ago, shortly before Yahoo was to go public. Yahoo, wrote Filo, could never have been started without Perl, the all-purpose programming language Wall invented. So would Larry like to buy some cheap, pre-IPO stock?
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