Journal (TPJ) did something most print journals aspire to, but few succeed. Within a remarkable short time, TPJ acquired a cult-following and became the voice of the Perl
community. Every serious Perl
programmer subscribed to it, and every notable Perl
guru jumped at the opportunity to write for it. Back issues were swapped like trading cards. No longer in print format, TPJ remains the quintessential spirit of Perl
- a publication for and by Perl
programmers who see fun and beauty in an admittedly quirky little language.
Games, Diversions, and Perl
Culture is the third volume of The Best of the Perl
Journal, compiled and re-edited by the original editor and publisher of The Perl
Journal, Jon Orwant. In this series, we've taken the very best (and still relevant) articles published in TPJ over its 5 years of publication and immortalized them into three volumes.