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RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: Static versus Dynamically typed (was:Philosoph

From: Bill Page
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: Static versus Dynamically typed (was:Philosophy... )
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 13:50:00 -0400

On September 23, 2005 7:36 AM William Sit wrote:
> From
> > Types and functions are first class entities allowing them to be
> > constructed and manipulated within Aldor programs just like any
> > other value.
> > 
> Can some Aldor expert expand on this? For example, can functions be
> created, modified, and compiled and called all at run time? (People 
> used to do code modification on assembly languages and may still do,
> but the practice is I think no longer promoted, if not outright banned.)

People certainly still do this, for example in lisp, Python and

I can't speak about Aldor specifically (yet) but I am sure that
it is possible.

In Axiom it is possible. See for example section 9.50 MakeFunction
in the Axiom book. There are numerous other examples of this in

Bill Page.

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