WTF? (why no alternate implemenations?)

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Sun Mar 9 21:38:08 GMT 2008

On 9 Mar 2008, at 19:43, Graham Barr wrote:

> On Mar 7, 2008, at 7:24 AM, Ovid wrote:
>> --- Luis Motta Campos <luismottacampos at> wrote:
>>> I never heard about Topaz. Anyone have interesting links at hand?
>> It was an interesting idea.  It was a worthwhile project.  It failed.
> I do not think it failed. Anyone who was in the meeting in Monterey  
> will remember the throwing of hotel mugs at walls, which sparked the  
> start of the Perl6 effort. As a result of that effort Topaz was  
> abandoned, but I do not think it failed.

Is it my imagination or was Parrot spawned over Dim Sum at the New  

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