LPM: Roll call ...
Michael A. Wallace
michael at swri.edu
Mon Apr 19 21:40:24 CDT 1999
First, an introduction is in order since probably none of you even know I
exist. I am Mike Wallace, and a senior at UK. I am currently on a co-op
for a research & development company in San Antonio, Texas. I just
happened to be on the Perl web site one day and came across a list of Perl
Mongers across the nation. When I saw that Lexington was on the list, I
subscribed myself. My original impetus for subscribing was just to learn
I am not a big Perl programmer and I have used it sparingly at most. This
is mostly because what I am doing does not naturally lend itself to Perl.
Of course, if I knew more about the power of the language, that might be
different. I consider myself more of a C/C++ programmer.
I first ran into Perl during my freshman year at UK.
As for my bosses, they are in favor of any language that will get the job
done easily, effectively, etc. If I were to say that I wanted to use Perl,
and could give a good reason, they'd let me.
Southwest Research Institute
mwallace at swri.edu
At 12:37 PM 4/19/99 -0400, Rich Bowen wrote:
>By way of Roll Call, please take a moment or two to answer the
>following, if you will. If, on the other hand, you are a lurker and
>determined to remain so, well, OK then, be that way.
>I'd really like to know how people are using Perl in their work. I'd
>also really like to know the general attitude of management towards Perl
>- whether it is accepted as a 'real' programming language, whether
>people actually know that you are running business-critical processes on
>Perl, stuff like that.
>I would like to know a more about how people first "discovered" perl,
>how they developed and enhanced their proficiency, etc.
>RCBowen.com - rbowen at rcbowen.com
>perl -e 'print "Just Another Perl Hacker"; # Eschew obfuscation'
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