Labelling sockets (was Re: Wang 300 Calc)
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Wed Sep 12 09:28:32 CDT 2007
[Fred Cisin, quoting r.stricklin]
>> Funny you should mention that, Martin Ziskind recently pitched me a
>> total salesjob on the merits of APL. It was quite surreal.
> It's nice and terse. A word processor could probably be written in
> one line of code.
But it'd be a *really* long line!
[Chuck Guzis, replying to the same r.stricklin quote]
> It appears that there are no lukewarm opinions about APL. Either you
> *really* like it and evangelize constantly about it (sort of like
> Forth) or you ignore it and sometimes refer to it as "that Iverson
Heh. I seem to be an exception. I like APL in many respects, and I'm
glad I know it...and I almost never do anything for which it would be a
right choice of language; I don't do much matrix juggling. Same for
FORTH, actually, except that the "almost never" is less true.
Yet I evangelize for neither. I wonder what's wrong with me. :)
[In passing, to Chuck Guzis, whatever generated your References: header
is a bit broken - it stuck commas in, and there should be no such
punctuation, just the <message-IDs>.]
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