Jarkko Hietaniemi

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Jarkko Hietaniemi is a Finnish Perl programmer best known as the creator and "master librarian" of CPAN.[1][2] Otherwise, he has originated several Perl modules, and coauthored the book "Mastering Algorithms with Perl. He has been the maintainer of perl 5.7.x that lead into perl-5.8.0 5.8.1, but later stepped down from maintaining the perl 5.8.x branch.

As measured by numbers of commits, Jarkko Hietaniemi is responsible for nearly a quarter of the core perl code-base;[3] perl's support for Unicode is primarily due to his work on perl version 5.8. Jarkko worked for the Nokia Research Center, Google[4] and currently Booking.com [5]

Citation sources[edit]

  1. ^ Perl on Jarkko's Homepage
  2. ^ See the CPAN FAQ (of which he is the primary author): http://www.cpan.org/misc/cpan-faq.html
  3. ^ Nicolas Clark pointed this out on the perl5-porters mailing list, in March of 2012 http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/03/msg184294.html, and referred to the commit statistics summarized here: https://www.ohloh.net/p/perl/analyses/latest.
  4. ^ Jarkko Hietaniemi, on O'Reilly Community.
  5. ^ LinkedIn