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Perl Monks Birthday?

by perldigious (Priest)
on Nov 18, 2019 at 21:48 UTC ( #11108881=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Did Perl Monks just have its twentieth birthday a week ago? I'm only basing that on vroom's user created date of November 11th 1999...

If that's true, Perl Monks should be excited because it can finally drink legally in the United States in just one more year. :-)

Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

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Re: Perl Monks Birthday?
by davido (Cardinal) on Nov 19, 2019 at 02:13 UTC

    I hope the original creators of the site are aware of the good they have done for so many of us who use it. The same goes for all the people who have participated and contributed here. The site has become pretty antiquated in its look and feel. Its code base is goofy by today's standards. Perl has enjoyed tremendous success and then tremendous competition for a slice of the pie it helped to bake. But for some of us, this site was instrumental in helping us hone our craft, regardless of the language we use today, or will use in the coming years. I use Perl every day at work. But I use other tools and languages too. Some may gradually become more used, and others less, over time. But here I gained an appreciation for problem solving, and many of the things I learned here I'm able to translate into other domains. 20 years. Wow. I've been here for over 15 of them. To me that's another "wow." Thanks everyone. While I hope to be working in this business another fifteen, the next fifteen will probably bring a lot more change to our industry than the last fifteen, or even twenty. It's doubtful that PerlMonks will stand the 40-year test of time. But it's still here today, and eventually its legacy will be how it facilitated aspects of our own growth.


    Dave

      The site has become pretty antiquated in its look and feel.

      Perlmonks is retro. Retro is cool. Please don't change a thing! (But feel free to clean up that section list at the top anytime :)

        feel free to clean up that section list at the top anytime

        Could you please elaborate on that.

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re: Perl Monks Birthday?
by jdporter (Canon) on Nov 18, 2019 at 22:48 UTC

    No, I'd be inclined to set the "birth" of PerlMonks at the date it opened to the public: December 23, 1999.

    Thanks for bringing this important anniversary to our collective attention, though! It's coming up soon!

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re: Perl Monks Birthday?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Nov 19, 2019 at 01:51 UTC

      eyepopslikeamosquito, I am so grateful to you for all the work you've done in compiling the history of this place. Thank you!

      I thought we were forking into Perl Monk5 and Perl Monk6 for the respective versions of Perl... Glad that's not the case! (quoth wolfger)
      LOL!
      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re: Perl Monks Birthday?
by tobyink (Canon) on Nov 18, 2019 at 22:41 UTC

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