Larry Wall

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Larry Arnold Wall (born September 27, 1954) is an American computer programmer and author.wikipedia
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Perl

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He created the Perl programming language.
Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.

Rn (newsreader)

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Wall is the author of the Usenet client and the widely used program.
rn (short for Read News) is a news client (or 'newsreader') written by Larry Wall and originally released in 1984.

Patch (Unix)

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Wall is the author of the Usenet client and the widely used program.
The original patch program was written by Larry Wall (who went on to create the Perl programming language) and posted to mod.sources (which later became comp.sources.unix) in May 1985.

FSF Free Software Awards

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He has won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice and was the recipient of the first Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software in 1998.

Seattle Pacific University

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Wall grew up in Los Angeles and then Bremerton, Washington, before starting higher education at Seattle Pacific University in 1976, majoring in chemistry and music and later pre-medicine with a hiatus of several years working in the university's computing center before graduating with a bachelor's degree in Natural and Artificial Languages.

Programming Perl

He is the co-author of Programming Perl (often referred to as the Camel Book and published by O'Reilly), which is the definitive resource for Perl programmers; and edited the Perl Cookbook.
Editions have been co-written by the creator of Perl, Larry Wall, along with Randal L. Schwartz, then Tom Christiansen and then Jon Orwant.

Raku (programming language)

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Similar references are the function name bless, and the organization of Raku (previously known as Perl 6) design documents with categories such as apocalypse and exegesis.
In February 2015 a post on The Perl Foundation blog stated that "The Perl6 team will attempt to get a development release of version 1.0 available for Larry's birthday in September and a Version 1.0 release by Christmas", and on 25 December 2015, the first stable version of the specification was announced.

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United States

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Larry Arnold Wall (born September 27, 1954) is an American computer programmer and author.

Programmer

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Larry Arnold Wall (born September 27, 1954) is an American computer programmer and author.

Programming language

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He created the Perl programming language.

Bremerton, Washington

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Wall grew up in Los Angeles and then Bremerton, Washington, before starting higher education at Seattle Pacific University in 1976, majoring in chemistry and music and later pre-medicine with a hiatus of several years working in the university's computing center before graduating with a bachelor's degree in Natural and Artificial Languages.

Pre-medical

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Wall grew up in Los Angeles and then Bremerton, Washington, before starting higher education at Seattle Pacific University in 1976, majoring in chemistry and music and later pre-medicine with a hiatus of several years working in the university's computing center before graduating with a bachelor's degree in Natural and Artificial Languages.

Linguistics

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While in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, Wall and his wife were studying linguistics with the intention of finding an unwritten language, perhaps in Africa, and creating a writing system for it.

Writing system

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While in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, Wall and his wife were studying linguistics with the intention of finding an unwritten language, perhaps in Africa, and creating a writing system for it.

NASA

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Due to health reasons these plans were cancelled, and they remained in the United States, where Wall instead joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after he finished graduate school.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Due to health reasons these plans were cancelled, and they remained in the United States, where Wall instead joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after he finished graduate school.

Newsreader (Usenet)

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Wall is the author of the Usenet client and the widely used program.

International Obfuscated C Code Contest

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He has won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice and was the recipient of the first Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software in 1998.

Free Software Foundation

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He has won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice and was the recipient of the first Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software in 1998.

Source code

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Beyond his technical skills, Wall has a reputation for his wit and often sarcastic sense of humour, which he displays in the comments to his source code or on Usenet.

Usenet

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Beyond his technical skills, Wall has a reputation for his wit and often sarcastic sense of humour, which he displays in the comments to his source code or on Usenet.