Perl.com has an interview with Dr. Ilya Zakharevich, a long-time contributor to the Perl5 Porters mailing list. Zakharevich, a math professor at Ohio State University in his free time, contributed Perl 5's
operator overloading feature, much of the current shape of the regex engine, the OS/2 port, and the FreezeThaw,
Devel::Peek, Math::Pari and Term::Readline modules. He talks about Perl 6, among other things, in the interview.
September 21, 2000