APL (A Programming Language) has been around since the 1960s (about the same age as PL/I!). It is known in some circles as a "write only" language, because it is so concise, and uses such a strange symbol> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
set, that not even the people who wrote the program can read it later.
Its great strength is matrix and vector manipulation, but I've seen it used to interrogate data bases, something I'd rather do with REXX. Like REXX, APL was designed, ab initio, to be an interpreted language, but
that is the only thing the two languages have in common.
Thus APL2 could be a way to do that part of the work, I>suspect, from what has been learned here, in a better way.
But as to the fact that it is still an interpreter based game, if>you have to wait to load an application with it everytime you go to
Specifically, as to OS/2 and APL2, I learned some more!>The only operating system in which the interpreter is sold
Looks like IBM posted a fully-functional (240 minute>PL whatever Lessor theme of weevils? Grin!
timer) demo last
week of their new version of the APL2
interactive programming language
Please do not shoot the messsage boy.
Now, so divulged, what is APL2? Is this a variation on a
|Location:||Riverside County, California|
|Nodes:||15 (0 / 15)|