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Feb 11, 1999, 20:19 (5 Talkback[s])

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Author Erik Davis talks to Perl creator Larry Wall.

"He has quoted scripture before crowds of hackers. He glides from notions of devotion and divinity to the nuts and bolts of evolutionary programming. And his progeny is just about everywhere on the Web.

"Larry Wall, a linguist and self-effacing polymath, is the creator of the popular and ubiquitous Perl programming language."

Complete interview.