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ComputerWorld: Perl 6 to debut in August

Mar 24, 2000, 18:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"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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