author of 'patch', and more famously 'Perl', the swiss-army-chainsaw of many programmers.

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“I realized at that point that there was a huge ecological niche between the C language and Unix shells,” says Wall. “C was good for manipulating complex things – you can call it 'manipulexity.' And the shells were good at whipping up things – what I call 'whipupitude.' But there was this big blank area where neither C nor shell were good, and that's where I aimed Perl.”

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