Perl creator Larry Wall
the history of a number of programming languages on O'Reilly's Perl.com.
"I think, to most people, scripting is a lot like obscenity. I can't define it, but I'll know it when I see it. Here are some common memes floating around:
"Everything is a string"
...I don't see any real center here, at least in terms of technology. If I had to pick one metaphor, it'd be easy onramps. And a slow lane. Maybe even with some optional fast lanes.
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