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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • On re-reading the article, it was mentioned that the fact this would happen has been known for a while now, but it wouldn't hurt to cite an reference from then, would it? :-) According to the Perl Timeline [perl.org]:

    The Oxford English Dictionary investigates the origin of the word "Perl" while considering it for an entry in the next edition. Perl will be included and the entry will resemble the entry below.

    Perl Brit.
    Perl, perl, irreg. PERL
    Computing.

    perl n. ,
    arbitrarily chosen for its positive connotations,

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