WTF? (why no alternate implemenations?)

Dave Cross dave at
Fri Mar 7 13:43:08 GMT 2008

Quoting Luis Motta Campos <luismottacampos at>:

> I never heard about Topaz. Anyone have interesting links at hand?

Topaz was an experiment to rewrite Perl in C++. It was sometimes  
refered to as "Perl 6" (this was before Perl 6 was around).

 From perlfaq1 (What is Perl 6?):

   Perl 6 was an oft used term for Chip Salzenberg's project to rewrite
   Perl in C++ named Topaz. However, Topaz provided valuable insights
   to the next version of Perl and its implementation, but was ultimately

See also Chip's article at

Ahh... nostalgia :)


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