Rich kids are into COBOL
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Fri Feb 27 18:48:07 CST 2015
On 02/27/2015 01:23 PM, Roe Peterson wrote:
> APL was very interesting, but every implementation I ever used was
> interpreted, not compiled. It made for some pretty slow running
> code, even though development was very fast for some things.
Again, it depends on the implementation. I never noticed that APL was
particularly slow on a STAR-100, but then, that architecture suited the
APL certainly encouraged thinking about things in a different way. I
wonder what today would look like if APL was used as a "first language"
to teach programming.
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