WTF? (why no alternate implemenations?)

Tim Sweetman ti at
Sun Mar 9 22:38:38 GMT 2008

On 9 Mar 2008, at 21:38, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at> wrote:

> 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  
> World?

I think you will find that that was a duck, not a parrot...


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