Under Construction (Of Course)
This is a brand-new page for a brand-new project.
is a project with the goal of re-implementing the guts of Perl
while retaining the Perl language essentially unchanged.
Right now, Topaz is just a collection of interesting C++ classes and
test harnesses for them.
Curious? Feel free to grab a snapshot of the
current development sources.
I'm the only person coding right now, but you can change that!
Contribute something! Please!
You may also wish to join the perl6-porters mailing list.
To do so, send mail containing the line ``subscribe perl6-porters'' to
It's possible that this project will produce the next official
generation of Perl, that is, Perl 6. I certainly hope it will! And
Larry Wall, master of all things Perl, has approved this idea -- in
However, until Larry anoints Topaz with Perl Oil, it's not
appropriate to call it Perl Anything. And Larry's final blessing
depends on Topaz being
Thus, for now, we code under another name.
- done (enough) and
- good (enough).
Besides, on the off chance that Topaz doesn't turn out to be
the greatest thing since regular expressions, I don't want it to taint
the good name of whatever does become Perl 6.
I'm Chip Salzenberg, variously known on the net as
and of course <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Other addresses I've used in the past include
If you'd like to verify my identity, you could use
my PGP public key.