Larry Wall is the creator of Perl.
Wall trained as a linguist, with the intention of finding African tribes speaking an unknown language and then documenting it. Thankfully for the readers of this web site, he turned his attention to computer languages instead.
Wall continues to work on Perl and is currently developing version 6 which has been a long time in the works. Known for his quirky sense of humor, Larry Wall says of Perl 6: “In Perl 6, we decided it would be better to fix the language than fix the user.”