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I became a Perl 5 programmer by mistake (mcturra2000.wordpress.com)
7 points by lizmat 22 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

>My reasoning is that it is ubiquitous (on Unix platforms at least), fast and likely to be preinstalled. I use my accounting program a lot, and I often tinker with various flavours of Unix. With a P5 implementation I can start from a clean Linux distro, bootstrap my user account from a git repo, and my program is ready to go straight out of the gate.


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