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  • Did the very first perlians hang out on all unixy newsgroups and throw elegant Perl solution at problems people were asking (and expecting to see solved otherwise)?

    Yes, I hung out on comp.unix.questions and before comp.lang.perl got its start, and answered nearly every question with a 1-2 liner in Perl.

    It got to the point where people would post a question, and at the end say "no perl please". I'd of course gleefully ignore that, or also post a non-Perl solution as well just to show ho

    • Randal L. Schwartz
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