Greg Hewgill (ghewgill) wrote,
Greg Hewgill

perl and git

Git gained another feather in its cap today: Perl now uses Git for version control. Some guy here in New Zealand spent a year building custom tools to merge everything he could find and produced the first ever unified repository of Perl's 21 year history. And as I understand it, this is the point from where Perl will continue its development.

The very first "commit":

commit 8d063cd8450e59ea1c611a2f4f5a21059a2804f1
Author: Larry Wall <>
Date:   Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 1987 +0000

    a "replacement" for awk and sed
    [  Perl is kind of designed to make awk and sed semi-obsolete.  This posting
       will include the first 10 patches after the main source.  The following
       description is lifted from Larry's manpage. --r$  ]

I don't see Perl on GitHub yet, but I imagine it's only a matter of time before somebody pushes it up there.

Tags: git, perl

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