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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Happy Birthday...
Date: Sep 4 2001 2:52PM

... sybperl!

  /home/mpeppler/src/perl-sybase/dist-1.0:
  total 30
  drwxrwxr-x    4 mpeppler      512 Sep  4  1991 ./
  drwxrwxrwx   19 mpeppler     1024 Jan 18  1999 ../
  -rw-rw-r--    1 mpeppler     1326 Sep  4  1991 BUGS
  drwxrwxr-x    2 mpeppler      512 Sep  4  1991 lib/
  -r--r--r--    1 mpeppler     1152 Sep  4  1991 Makefile
  -rw-rw-r--    1 mpeppler      358 Sep  4  1991 PACKING.LST
  -rw-rw-r--    1 mpeppler       25 Sep  4  1991 patchlevel.h
  -rw-rw-r--    1 mpeppler     1610 Sep  4  1991 README
  -rw-rw-r--    1 mpeppler     2632 Sep  4  1991 sybperl.1
  -r--r--r--    1 mpeppler    15270 Sep  4  1991 sybperl.c
  drwxrwxr-x    2 mpeppler      512 Sep  4  1991 t/

Yep - that's the first public version of sybperl - which was checked
into SCCS on September 4 1991.

This first version has a total of 10 DBlibrary calls that it knows
about, and had an internal emulation of dbcmd() because I hadn't
realized that both Sybase and perl have a function called savestr().

The README states that you need perl 3.0.27 or later...

I had a version of sybperl for about a year before that - but I don't
have any traces of the source anymore. That version didn't even have
dblogin() - it automatically logged you in to the server with your
Unix userid and a null password, a behaviour that is actually still
available in the Sybase::Sybperl emulation layer, I believe...

All in all, in the last 10 years I've released 12 versions of sybperl
1.00, and 13 versions of sybperl 2.00 (not counting beta/test/patch
versions)

I'm pretty amazed that I'm still working on sybperl today!

I guess that just shows how useful perl is :-)

Michael
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