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RE: [Axiom-developer] Aldor and Lisp

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Aldor and Lisp
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 19:07:24 -0400

On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 6:43 PM Gaby wrote:
> "Page, Bill" <address@hidden> writes:
> | ... Aldor is a complex very high level language - not so
> | different from Haskell or Ocaml and it certainly took a major
> | effort to implement usable compilers for those languages.
> Indeed.  But the positive side of it is that those are now part
> of common knowledge and it is not like everything has to be
> rediscovered over again.  We have more foresight -- based on
> the accumulated knowledge -- than they did when they started
> implementing those compilers :-) And I bet the experience with
> Haskell or Ocaml or functional language with dependent types
> will be valuable for implementing Aldor.  So, while I agree
> with your points, we must also keep in fore that one would not
> start totally "clueless"...

I agree. In fact to take best advantage of this knowledge, perhaps
we might seriously consider the possibility of writing "new Aldor"
in a language like Ocaml. I think Ocaml might be a better choice
than Haskell since both Ocaml and Aldor are not strictly functional
languages like Haskell. Also, given the interest in applying
proof techniques in Axiom, it might be interesting to note that
Coq is written in Ocaml
which is supposed to be a "high-performance native-code compiler".

Bill Page.

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