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.
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
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.
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.
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.
I think computer science by and large is still stuck in the Modern age.
For me writing is a love-hate relationship.
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.