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"I have to say, these language designers can be such a tease sometimes"

28 years after the first version, and 20 years after perl 5, Larry Wall unveiled perl 6 at a meeting on Monday night in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Oct 6, 2015 - 74 comments

Waiting for Godel

Perl Cannot Be Parsed: A Formal Proof In the man page for PPI, Adam Kennedy conjectures that perl is unparseable, and suggests how to prove it. Below I carry out a rigorous version of the proof, which should put the matter beyond doubt. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on May 26, 2013 - 73 comments

1965 - Kemeny and Kurtz go to 1964

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages
posted by Artw on May 8, 2009 - 47 comments

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