"A completely rewritten version of the popular Web scripting
language Perl will be shown in August at the Perl Developers'
Conference 4, according to Chip Salzenburg, a board member of
the Open Source Initiative and principal developer of Perl 6."
"The product is being developed under the name Topaz and won't
be accorded the designation Perl 6 until it is approved by Perl's
inventor, Larry Wall, Salzenburg said here today at LinuxWorld
"The current version, Perl 5, is written in C. Perl 6 is a
ground-up rewrite using the object-oriented C++ language. The
rewrite will make Perl much easier to maintain and easier to add
new features to, as the core that has evolved into Perl 5 has
become extremely complicated, Salzenburg said."
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