>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Savige <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

Andrew> The editor of the Guinness Book of Records is eager
Andrew> to identify the World's First JAPH.

Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> Is this for real?  So far, I'm thinking it's all an interesting
> facade.  But are you really TALKING to someone?

Alas, I am only talking to myself. In the near term, I suppose
it is unlikely the Guinness Book of Records will add a JAPH
section -- unless a Perl Monger gets the editor's job :-).

Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> but I got tired with writing that, so I made it an executable line:
>        print "Just another Perl hacker,"
> It's too bad we've lost the original Perl mailing list archives for
> all time, and the early CLP archives, since those got bit when the
> disk pack was either erased or crashed at convex where Tom C had been
> keeping them.

Thanks for the info.
I suppose the best we can leave the historians is that the World's
First JAPH was written by Randal L. Schwartz in 1988 and sent to
the mailing list that predated the comp.lang.perl newsgroup, and
consisted of:
  print "Just another Perl hacker,"

Now, I have from the original source that a JAPH purist should
terminate it with a comma, and not a new line. :-)


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