Perl 6
Larry Wall's Talks: Revision 2

Perl, the first postmodern computer language

This talk was presented at LinuxWorld Spring 1999. Although it predates the formal birth of Perl 6, it very much reflects the thinking that prompted the initiation of Perl 6.

Present Continuous, Future Perfect

A 2006 Perl talk on:
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

State of the Onion Talks

These are Larry Wall's yearly Perl status reports, with much humor-infested commentary on Perl 6 design philosophy, processes, and illuminating insights.

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