Larry Wall's Talks




Yearly "State of the Onion" Talks

"Perl, the first postmodern computer language" (1999)

"Present Continuous, Future Perfect" (2006)

1 Introduction - Where Perl Draws Ideas From
2 How Perl Entered the Unix Universe (2:06)
3 Why Perl Evolved As It Did (3:54)
4 Irrationalities in Other Languages (5:54)
5 Linguistics (8:22)
6 Anthropology (11:10)
7 Other Sciences (12:14)
8 Fan Mail (14:42)
9 Future Perfect (17:25)
10 Goals and Meta-Goals (20:33)
11 Simplifications (24:00)
12 Regularizations (27:49)
13 Object Orientation
14 Functional Programming
15 Regular Expressions

"Larry Wall On Perl, Religion, and..." (Slashdot interview, 2002)"

LWN.net Interview at Japanese Perl/Ruby Conference (2001-01-07)

Natural Language Principles in Perl

Conceptual Chunking in Perl