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ComputerWorld: Perl 6 to debut in August

Mar 24, 2000, 18:28 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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 2000."

"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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