Larry Wall created the Perl programming language (as well as the Unix utility patch
, and the Usenet client rn
). This Christmas saw the release of Perl 6
-- a "sister" language to the original Perl -- that's also free and open source, after 15 years of development. Now Larry has agreed to give some of his time to answer your
questions (joking that "I doubt my remarks will be quite as controversial as, say, Donald Trump's, but I suspect I could say an interesting thing or two...")
Larry also gave Slashdot's very first interview back in 2002
-- so it's high time we had him back for more heartfelt and entertaining insights. Ask as many questions as you'd like
, but please, one per comment. (And feel free to also leave your suggestions for who Slashdot should interview next.) We'll pick the very best questions -- and forward them on to Larry Wall himself.