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    Whenever I read Larry Wall’s writings I like him even more. It’s like everything people love and hate about Perl is exactly what he wanted it to be. Plus he is very articulate.

    Off topic, but his talk Perl, the first postmodern computer language is awesome.

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      I really like context sensitivity in perl, like in natural language. When you use it, it feels like natural, the like of which I haven’t found in any other language like it.

      perl -E 'sub a{if(wantarray){(0,1)}elsif(defined wantarray){"hi"}else{say "nil"}}
      	$a=a;@a=a;say a;say $a;say @a;a'
      
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        Just reading the first few paragraphs one might think this is an article about Rust.