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Re: Hacking Perl (I think)

by Logicus (Initiate)
on Aug 25, 2011 at 03:20 UTC ( [id://922260] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Hacking Perl (I think)

Just one question... why?

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Re^2: Hacking Perl (I think)
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:20 UTC
    Why? Because I would like to learn about the internals of Perl. And what better way to that than hacking the source?! :-)

      I guess for academic curiosity there is no better way, I just find it hard to imagine that there are more than a few dozen people on the planet capable of making any significant improvements to it.

      Personally I'd quite like to have a look at the source code to perl version 1, just to see where it all started in it's most simplistic form.