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Posted by Morris Dovey on May 3, 2008, 11:11 pm
J. Clarke wrote:

Eh? I never wrote an APL program I couldn't read. :-D

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA

Posted by J. Clarke on May 4, 2008, 12:58 am
Morris Dovey wrote:

Try one you haven't looked at for 20 years.

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Posted by nicksanspam on May 3, 2008, 10:10 pm

Sure, I tried APL, after hearing Ken Iverson's talk.


Posted by Steve on May 4, 2008, 4:13 am
There are a few things that could make the posting more useful:

  An explanation of the calculations that is independent of a programming
language, so that someone who wants to do the calculations by hand, or in a
different programming language can do so easily.

  You can obviously read and write BASIC, not everyone can... even
  I have been programming professionally for 23 years, and haven't looked at
a BASIC program that used line numbers and "Gosub" for almost 30.  BASIC was
the first programming language I learned, followed by a multitude of others.
The first structured language I learned was Pascal.  I haven't wanted to go
back to BASIC since.
  There are a lot to choose frome these days that are available for free.
My personal favorite is Ada (I find it to be the most readable), other free
choices (in no particular order) are: Python, Pascal, C, C++, Java, C#,
FORTRAN, Javascript, Structured BASIC, Perl, Modula2, (there are many more).
The most popular ones these days seem to be C++ and Java.

  With a good description fo the calculatiosn reverse-engineering isn't
required to reprogram in a different language.


Posted by Steve on May 6, 2008, 1:25 am



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