... the Free Software Foundation called Perl "a tool that takes
the UNIX ideas of flexibility and portability further than almost
any program before it."
Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO, O'Reilly & Associates,
"Larry's patch program allowed people to share modifications to
existing programs..., encouraging a style of distributed software
development that has proven to be the most powerful methodology
available. Similarly, Larry's idiosyncratic Perl language turned
out to be a key enabler for the explosion of active content on the
World Wide Web."