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Why Perl Is Like a Human Language

Length: 5:58 BigThink
Speaker: Larry Wall (TimToady) speaker
Larry Wall's background in linguistics helped him to create a programming language that borrows bits from other languages, much like English. BigThink interview with Larry Wall.

In this part he answers the questions:

Did your study of linguistics play a role in Perl's development?

and

How are human languages and programming languages similar?