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

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 22:22:32 CDT 2017

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. via cctalk wrote:
> 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.

The VideoBrain home computer had something called APL/S, but I can't
find any information on how it differs from APL. Does anyone know?

        Eric Christopherson

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