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Tuesday March 01, 2005
04:26 AM

Five questions for me.

[ #23434 ]

Apress open source editor Jason Gilmore asks me five questions, and I answered them.

I like this part the best. I should probably wait until I'm up for a few hours to do these things.

WJG: What's it like working for Perl guru (and Apress author!) Randal Schwartz?

BDF: It's almost like not working for him, since he lives in Portland and I live in Chicago.

They're still working on getting my name just right.

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  • You say that ... I started out in experimental nuclear physics, which really means I had to deal with a lot of computer simulations which output a lot of text. I started using Perl to extract the parts of those reports that I needed.

    How fun, that's exactly how I started Perl. (I was an intern at EDF -- Electricité De France -- at this time.)

  • That's surprising, they didn't have any trouble with getting chromatic's name right in "Practical Subversion", although it did take some reminding to get the copy editors to stop "correcting" it.