Larry Wall

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Larry Wall

Name: Larry Wall

Born: September 27, 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Original developer of Perl.

Significant publications

  • Programming Perl (1991).
  • Perl Language Reference Manual (2010).


"True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want."

"Laziness is a programmer's main virtue."

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