Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Jan 15 18:13:26 CST 2021

On 1/15/21 3:07 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:

> But being an APL programmer does not preclude using all the other
> languages.  One need to pick the language suitable for the job.
> Back in the days when APL, COBOL, Fortran, ALGOL, etc. were the
> norm languages were created domain specific.  Today they are all
> just General Purpose.

That's certainly true, but using a traditional language, such as JOVIAL
or PL/I is a lot more straightforward to an APL programmer (just view
everything as scalar and forget about the vector operators) than the

My point is that taking APL as a starting point leads one to think about
problems differently.


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