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Perl in non-Perlish places

by t'mo (Pilgrim)
on Nov 27, 2002 at 22:40 UTC ( [id://216201]=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The other day I was (very pleasantly) surprised to find the "eg" directory and accompanying files/subdirs on, get this, my department's dedicated "Visual Source Safe" server! Wahoo!

(And for those of you who don't know what the "eg" directory is, don't feel alone. It pre-dates my introduction to Perl too. I found this illuminating regarding it's source and author (or authors? I'm still not sure if Larry or Tom wrote those little proggies).)

Update: I realize that my point is often not clear at first. To demerphq's response, I must say that the content of the directory is not that important (but if you're really interested, this seems to be the same as what is on my company's server). Instead, I thought it was nicely ironic to see lightness, clarity, and openness (Perl) amid volumes of darkness (VB), confusion (ASP), and closedness (Micro$oft products/technologies in general).

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Re: Perl in non-Perlish places
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Nov 27, 2002 at 23:07 UTC

    The eg directory wasn't axed /that/ long ago... the code in there really is that old, though -- IIRC, most of them predate the release of perl 1.0, and havn't changed much since.

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Re: Perl in non-Perlish places
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Nov 28, 2002 at 23:05 UTC
    So what was in the eg directory?

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