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- Subject: Re: Strange Operators (Was: Why I leave Lua)
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:06:16 +0200
2014-07-10 18:28 GMT+02:00 Robert Raschke <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 10 July 2014 01:03, Paige DePol <email@example.com> wrote:
>> What other strange operators have been spotted in the wild?
> Do APL
> or J (http://www.jsoftware.com/help/dictionary/vocabul.htm) count?
I love APL, and in this UTF-8 age, I predict it will
come back. You can try my Lua embedding of it .
I never got to grips with J. It's way past APL in semantics
but sticks to ASCII, leading to digraphs like `a.` and `a:` as
operators where APL used special symbols. I find it
fundamentally unreadable in a way that APL is not.
Now if those guys did J semantics with UTF-8 symbols
based on APL, then we would have a really Orth