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Wednesday December 19, 2007
02:52 AM

Happy birthday Perl! (You're on holiday in Hawai'i, right?)

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Today I published the Incomplete history of Perl as my birthday gift to Perl. Users of git or mercurial can perform the initial clone now and avoid the rush later:

git clone git://

(also available via HTTP at

Note that the preparation of this history has involved many long toiling hours of correlation of changelog information, searching for and attempting to apply literally thousands of patches from p5p archives and comparing them to the binary releases, etc. I believe it to be a significant achievement into the restoration of the early revisions of Perl. It certainly wouldn't have been possible without the support of my employer, Catalyst IT, and of course the wonderful revision toolkit that is Git.

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  • Users of git or mercurial

    Or mercurial? Is mercurial natively capable of talking git's protocol to a git server?

    • Well, Mercurial's git support uses git itself for the repository access. I guess what I mean is that Mercurial users should be able to use this repository using Mercurial's convert extension.