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  • From: John Lamb <J.D.Lamb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 20:34:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <40B0FCE1.4090202@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jos van Kan wrote:
Amongst the languages that come with SuSE, Python is probably closest in
'feel' to APL - though of course, a lot more readable. It might be
worthwhile trying also.


There *are* free APL interpreters and even compilers. Check out
In particular I would recommend a+ that works in cooperation with with XEmacs (not with Emacs). It will generate an automatic copy of a session that you can choose to save or discard at the end.

The download didn't include and xemacs stuff, though I got kapl.ttf and a+ isntalled. Can you say where I can get the xemacs stuff?

As to the readability of Python vs APL: always remember that to a Chinese Chinese characters are better readable than our Latin alphabet.




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