APL and descendants - was Re: If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Apr 13 20:32:45 CDT 2017

Toby Thain via cctalk wrote on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:34:08 -0400
> On 2017-04-13 6:54 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> > So, whence APL today?
> Still lives on -- Dyalog, J, K, etc. Recently discovered the #jsoftware 
> channel on Freenode for APL fans.

I consider Matlab and Julia to be spiritual descendents of APL.

One thing that hurt APL in early microcomputers was that they used text
mode with the wrong font. I would also have guessed that Basic could
work better in really limited hardware, but some early APL
implementations were impressively frugal.

-- Jecel

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