When I announced the development of Perl 6 I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl myself. It’s limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.

Larry Wall Design Quote

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.

Larry Wall Technology Quote

Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature and a little later to architecture. And I think it’s still coming to computer science.

Larry Wall Architecture Quote

I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used that’s great.

Larry Wall Positive Quote

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing but gratifying. I hope they’ll do very well with it.

Larry Wall Hope Quote

I think computer science by and large is still stuck in the Modern age.

Larry Wall Science Quote

For me writing is a love-hate relationship.

Larry Wall Relationship Quote

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.

Larry Wall Death Quote