WTF? (why no alternate implemenations?)
dave at dave.org.uk
Fri Mar 7 13:43:08 GMT 2008
Quoting Luis Motta Campos <luismottacampos at yahoo.co.uk>:
> 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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